Sabati, Louise. An anonymous letter came in suggesting that they find out what Alain Vernoux had been doing at Louise Sabati's. Daughter of an Italian builder, supposed to be working in Nantes. Had been a waitress at the Hôtel de France, then a barmaid at the Café de la Poste. Lived on the bend in the La Rochelle road near the barracks, in a large dilapidated house with 6 or 7 families in it. Around 20. Alain Vernoux's mistress for the past 8 months. [1953-PEU]
Sabatini, Pierre. Rosalie Bourdon's last lover had been Pierre Sabatini, a member of the Corsican gang, sentenced to 20 years hard labor at Saint-Martin-de-Ré for shooting down two members of the Marseilles gang in a bar in the Rue de Douai. [1961-PAR]
The woman who wanted to see M was Mme. Nathalie Sabin-Levesque, 207 bis, Boulevard Saint-Germain.
Sables-d'Olonne, Les Sacré-Coeur
Sables-d'Olonne, Les. see: Les Sables-d'Olonne
Sacré-Coeur. [Construction of the Montmartre Church of the Sacred Heart began in 1876, continued for 40 years.]
In the other workshop, a painter was at work on a view of the Sacré-Coeur. [1968-ENF]
Saft, one of the boarders at Mlle. Clément's. Mme. Expecting a baby. French, husband Polish, worked as a pharmacist's assistant in the Rue de Rennes. Studied chemistry. Hoped to move before the baby came. [1951-MEU]
The one they called The Beard was Boris Saft, and One-Eye was Sasha Vorontsow, actually a Russian, not a Pole.
Sagesse Sahara Saigon
Sagesse. [Verlaine, Paul(-Marie). born 1844, Metz, Fr., died 1896, Paris. French lyric poet first associated with the Parnassians and later known as a leader of the Symbolists. With Stéphane Mallarmé and Charles Baudelaire he formed the so-called Decadents. Most of the poems in Sagesse (Wisdom) date from 1873-78. It was published in 1880 at the author's expense, as were his previous books.]
Sahara. The palm trees round the station were motionless, transfixed in a Sahara sun. [1949-AMI]
Saigon. M got a letter from Padailhan, the Inspector of Taxes at Nevers. Ten years in Indo-China. No great boulevards in Saigon then. There he knew Émile Gallet. [1930-GAL]
The sailors on the big white yacht were middle-aged men, never mixed with the locals, went for a drink from time to time at Morin-Barbu's. ... The sailor from the Cormorant was a dumb colossus with immense bare feet.... Mrs. Ellen Wilcox's two sailors came from Nice, probably Italian.
Sailor's Rest. Julie Legrand pointed out the Sailor's Rest [Buvette de la Marine], where the lock-keepers spent most of their time. [1932-POR]
M. Saimbron, with Mlle. Léone, had lent Louis Thouret money to make his mortgage payments when the firm shut down. He was the bookkeeper, now retired, lived alone on the Quai de la Mégisserie.... Widower, no children, an old man.
Saint-Amand. [manufacturing city, N France, Nord dept. pop. 1968: 17,190. (& Saint-Amand-les-Eaux) 22 mi SE of Lille]
Robert Bureau was from Saint-Amand-Mont-Rond, on the Cher.
Saint-André Saint-André-des-Arts, Rue
Saint-André. Canonge said it was miles from anywhere, no tourist attractions. Voice on the phone said "Saint-André exchange" M called first Callas on the list, at Boissancourt-par-Saint-André 21, reached Mme. Calas. She was from Haute-Loire district. Omer Calas had left before she'd married. Omer was first cousin to her husband. Omer's brother Julien was the grocer. Hadn't seen his brother in 25 years. Was 15 when Omer left home. [1955-COR]
Saint-André-des-Arts, Rue. [Paris. 6e, Luxembourg. from Place Saint-André-des-Arts to Rue Dauphine]
Lapointe and M walked across the bridge to go to Angèle Louette's apartment on the Rue Saint-André-des-Arts. An old building, like Léontine Antoine's. Picture framer to the right, candy shop to the left.
Saint-André-du-Lavion Saint-André-sur-Mer Saint-Anne Saint-Antoine
Saint-André-du-Lavion. Francine Lange took her child to Saint-André-du-Lavion, in Vosges. [1967-VIC]
Saint-André-sur-Mer. Joseph Gastin, schoolmaster, Saint-André-sur-Mer, was in the waiting room. Joseph Gastin said the population was 320. [1953-ECO]
Saint-Anne. see Sainte-Anne
Saint-Antoine. A young detective from the Lodgings Squad, responsible for the Saint-Antoine district, which swarms with Poles, had noticed a suspicious-looking group, including a one-eyed man and a bearded giant. [1937-38-sta]
In Antwerp, when the diamond cutters retreated before the German advance, they were all directed to Royan and then to the US. Some of them came back to Paris, the Marais and Saint-Antoine. They're almost all Jews.
Saint-Antoine Saint-Antoine Hospital
Saint-Antoine. Unhurriedly, M made his way back to his office, just as he used to do in the old days, by way of the Saint-Antoine district and the Île Saint-Louis, when things were slack at the Quai des Orfèvres. [1940-JUG]
Saint-Antoine Hospital. [184 Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, 12e]
M, hands behind his back, pipe between his teeth, was walking slowly through the busy Rue Saint-Antoine. [1937-38-sta]
Everything was shrouded in Scotch mist, and Gérard Pardon had only just realized they were near the Place de la Bastille. The driver was approaching Place des Vosges by way of Rue Saint-Antoine.... Le Vieux Normand, a little café on Rue Saint-Antoine, where M called Janvier. [1940-CEC]
Janvier found a brasserie in the Rue Saint-Antoine where the man [Albert Rochain] had ordered a Suze-citron, and asked for an envelope.... When they reached the Saint-Paul district, the man [Victor Poliensky] darted into the network of narrow streets between the Rue Saint-Antoine and the quays.... People passing on the Rue Saint-Antoine walked faster. [1947-MOR]
Honoré Cuendet had been living in the Rue Saint-Antoine, 100 yards from the Place de la Bastille.... Honoré Cuendet had been living in a little hotel in the Rue Neuve-Saint-Pierre, the Hôtel Lambert, behind the Église Saint-Paul. An ancient, narrow street between the Rue Saint-Antoine and the river. [1961-PAR]
Oscar Chabut first lived in some rented rooms on the Rue Saint-Antoine.
Saint-Aubin. On the night of the 12, an old farmer and his wife were killed in the same way in Saint-Aubin, also in Picardy.... Carl Lipschitz had been accused of raping and murdering a little girl in Saint-Aubin. [1947-MOR]
Aline Calas said her husband (Omer Calas) must have taken the train to Poitiers. From there by bus to Saint-Aubin or some other village in the district.
Saint-Aubin-les-Marais Saint-Augustin Saint Augustine Saint-Augustin, Place
Saint-Aubin-les-Marais. The train pulled into the station at Niort. M asked how to get to Saint-Aubin-les-Marais. It was the 6:17 train on Platform 3. [1943-CAD]
Saint-Augustin. Constable Margeret of the 1st arrondissement had fired. The car had sped off towards Saint-Augustin. [1961-PAR]
Saint Augustine. see: Augustine
Saint-Augustin, Place. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Boulevard Haussmann to Rue de Laborde]
M called the Urbaine cab company, as that was the one Lise Gendreau-Balthazar had taken. No. 48 came from the depot at La Villette, the cabby's name, Eugène Cornille. He usually kept his cab on the Place Saint-Augustin, and went to eat at Au Rendezvous du Massif Central. [1948-PRE]
The taxi driver that Lamballe had sent took Gloria Lotti and the boy to Porte de Neuilly, then Gare Saint-Lazare. They got out at Place Saint-Augustin, and hailed one of the Urbaine Taxi Company's cabs. [1949-MME]
That afternoon M and Mme M had gone to the Place Saint-Augustin, and the bus was almost empty. They came back on foot via the Boulevard Haussmann. Then, still on foot, as far as the Place des Ternes, where they had a drink outside a café, then the Avenue de Wagram and the Champs-Élysées.
Saint-Barbe, Quai. [Liège] The driver told M the Rue du Pot-au-Noir was behind the church, the one leading to the Quai Saint-Barbe. [1930-31-PHO]
[Saint Bernard, working dog credited with saving the lives of some 2,500 people in 300 years of serviceas pathfinder and rescue dog at the hospice founded by St. Bernard of Montjoux in Great St.Bernard Pass in the Pennine Alps. Probably descended from mastifflike dogs that were introducedfrom Asia to Europe by the Romans.]
At Marseilles, while the train was shunting in the Gare Saint-Charles, M listened with relish to the lilt in the voices of the people.
Saint-Charles, Rue. [Paris. 15e, Grenele. from Boulevard de Grenelle to Rue Leblanc]
[Les Sables-d'Olonne] M went to the office of Larue et Georget, in the Rue Saint-Charles, and asked a typist for M. Larue. He'd died two months earlier. From the next room a voice said, "Show him in, Berthe." [1947-VAC]
M had Janvier drop him at the corner of the Boulevard de Grenelle and the Rue Saint-Charles.... M and François Ricain went to his apartment on the Rue Saint-Charles, took the pedestrian crossing, and went down the street about 30 years. Jacques Huguet said François Ricain always kept his car in the Rue Saint-Charles.
Saint Christopher. [After he converted to Christianity, Christopher worked for an old holy man who ferried people across a river. Legend has it one day a child appeared to him and asked for help crossing. Christopher carried the child on his shoulders across the river. The child then revealed himself to be Jesus. Christopher remains the patron of all those who travel long distances.]
The day man at Claridge's lived in a villa in Saint-Cloud. Told M by phone that Countess Panetti may have left in a private car, and that Krynker owned a big, chocolate-colored American car (Chrysler). [1949-MME]
Fernand Courcel said he was in his car on the way from Rouen, and went through the Saint-Cloud tunnel. He'd stopped at a bar on the Rue de Ponthieu to place a bet on a horse. He drove a pale blue Jaguar convertible. [1968-ENF]
Saint-Cloud Golf Club Saint-Cloud, Pont de Saint-Denis
Saint-Cloud Golf Club. Hubert de Vries told M he believed Norris Jonker was a member of the Saint-Cloud Golf Club. [1963-FAN]
Saint-Cloud, Pont de. Prosper Donge turned left after the Pont de Saint-Cloud. A tugboat with a chain of barges was whistling to be let into the lock. [1939-MAJ]
Saint-Denis. [manufacturing commune, N France, Seine-Saint-Denis dept. pop. 1968: 99,268. 7 mi. NNE of Paris.]
Albert Falconi said the American had asked the best way to get to Brussels. He'd told him to leave by way of Saint-Denis, then to go through Compiègne... He said he'd told him the best hotel was the Palace, opposite the Gare du Nord. [1954-JEU]
Three days earlier on the Boulevard Saint-Denis, a new technique of jewel robbery had come to pass, placing a big packing case against a door, and cutting a hole in the case and the door. [1950-MEM]
When Émile Paulus arrived in Paris eighteen months earlier, he'd been emplyed by a property dealer in the Boulevard Saint-Denis.... Émile Paulus had lived with the Jef Van Dammes for two months when he first came to Paris, and worked in the Boulevard Saint-Denis. Had had a room in a hotel in the Rue Rambuteau.
Saint-Denis, Porte. [Paris. 10e, Entrepôt. from Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis to Boulevard Saint-Denis]
M was following the Grands Boulevards, which he had seldom seen so empty. Near Porte Saint-Denis he went into a bar, ordered a beer, and wrote a note to Janvier. M could imagine Moers expression in the laboratory, if he checked the fingerprints. [1956-AMU]
Alfred Meurant was well-known in certain districts, particularly around Place des Ternes and the neighborhood of Porte Saint-Denis. He'd registered at a small hotel on Rue de l'Étoile, among others. [1959-ASS]
They had to walk as far as the Porte Saint-Denis to find a movie that was playing a Western, which M wanted to see. In the intermission M had a calvados, Mme M a verbena tisane.
Saint-Denis, Rue. [Paris. 1er, Louvre - 2e, Bourse. from Avenue Victoria to Boulevard de la Chapelle]
Jean Nicolier's father kept a butcher shop on Rue Saint-Denis. Joseph's hair-dresser's school where Marcel Vivien got his haircuts was on Rue Saint-Denis, just three doors down from the butcher shop. A narrow street, crowded and noisy even at vacation time.
Saint-Dominique, Rue. [Paris. 7e, Palais-Bourbon. from Boulevard Saint-Germain to Avenue de La Bourdonnais]
Comte Armand de Saint-Hilaire had retired 12 years earlier, and had been living in Paris in his flat in the Rue Saint-Dominique.
Sainte-Anne. M told Edgar Martin he'd call Saint-Anne's Hospital for Juliette Martin. [1931-OMB]
Dr. Émile Janin, 35, Rue des Églises, Nantes. Medical School at Montpellier University, born in Roussillon, two years resident at Sainte-Anne's (so he had experience with psychiatric cases. [1940-JUG]
Dr Pardon, after being on the staff at Val-de-Grâce, an assistant of Lebraz, had spent five years on the staff of Sainte-Anne. Jussieu worked at Sainte-Anne, recounted memories of Charcot after dinner at Pardon's. [1952-REV]
Dr. Florian remembered that Dr. Amadieu, a psychiatrist who worked at Sainte-Anne and lived in the Latin Quarter, was a mutual friend.
Sainte-Catherine, Rue Sainte-Clotilde Sainte-Geneviève Sainte-Hermine
Sainte-Catherine, Rue. Justin was 12, an altar-boy at the hospital. He'd seen a dead body in the Rue Sainte-Catherine, but the body had disappeared.... At #42 was a sick woman, whose husband had sat up with her all night, and heard the sound of running footsteps. Justin had said it was in front of #61, the Judge's house, that he'd seen the body. [1946-cho]
Sainte-Clotilde. Prince Hubert de V--'s funeral was taking place at Sainte-Clotilde.... Jaquette Larrieu said she wanted to talk to the Abbé Barraud, who was at the Sainte-Clotilde presbytery. [1960-VIE]
Sainte-Geneviève. Robert Bureau went to the Sainte-Geneviève library and read psychiatric treatises. [1969-TUE]
Sainte-Hermine. [commune, , Vendée dept. about 30 km SE of La-Roche-sur-Yon, 17 km S of Chantonnay.]
M told Mirella Jonker he admired the church of Sainte-Réparate. It was in the old quarter of Nice, the poorest part. He was almost sure she'd been born there.
Saintes. [industrial city, W France, Charente-Maritime dept. pop. 1968: 26,507. on Charente river 40 mi. SE of La Rochelle.]
Once Jules Lapie had gone aboard a three-masted schooner, the Sainte-Thérèse, bound for Chile, and somehow it had sailed with him aboard.
Saint-Étienne. [industrial city, SEC France, capital, Loire dept. pop. 1968: 213,468. 32 mi. SW of Lyons.]
Eugène Lotard. 32. Born at Saint-Etienne. Son of a railwayman. Insurance agent with the National. Married three years ago, Mlle. Rosalie Méchin, born at Bénouville, near Étretat (Seine-Inférieure). [1951-MEU]
Reporters from the Saint-Etienne Tribune were waiting for M when he came down for breakfast. The photographer had a mop of red hair.
Saint-Fargeau. M received a telegram from Nevers that Émile Gallet, commercial traveler from Saint-Fargeau, Seine-et-Marne, had been murdered the night of the 25th-26th in the Hôtel de la Loire, Sancerre. M had to go to Saint-Fargeau. It was twenty-odd miles from Paris - an hour earlier he'd never heard of it. [1930-GAL]
Jean-Claude Ternel had gone with Marinette Augier to Chez Mélanie at Saint-Fargeau, midway between Corbeil and Melun.
Saint-Ferréol, Rue Saint-Fiacre
Saint-Ferréol, Rue. Fred said he knew a Nine in Marseilles, second in command at a brothel in the Rue Saint-Ferréol. [1947-MOR]
Saint-Fiacre. A message to the Municipal Police at Moulins had said that a crime would be committed at the first Mass on All Soul's Day at the church of Saint-Fiacre.... M had been born in Saint-Fiacre, where his father had been steward of the château for thirty years. The last time he had been there had been after the death of his father, who'd been buried in the graveyard behind the church.... Since there was no electricity at Saint-Fiacre, the château had its own generator. [1932-FIA]
Saint-Fiacre, Comtesse de. M had eyes only for the occupant of the Gothic stall. The Comtesse de Saint-Fiacre. When he'd last seen her she'd been 25 or 26, but now she was well into her 60s. [1932-FIA]
It was the effect of the years spent in the shadow of the château of which his father had been steward, and where, for a long time, the Comte and Comtesse de Saint-Fiacre had been, in his eyes, creatures of another species. [1960-VIE]
Saint-Fiacre, Maurice de.
The Comtesse de Saint-Fiacre's son, Maurice de Saint-Fiacre, the Comte de Saint-Fiacre called from Moulins.... Maurice de Saint-Fiacre was 30, broad shouldered and a little fat.
Saint-Florentin, Rue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée - 1er, Louvre. from Rue de Rivoli to Rue Saint-Honoré]
M sent for Lapointe, told him to take the girl's clothes up to Moers, and then take the dress to a model agency in the Rue Saint-Florentin, to have someone the same size model the dress for a photo.
Saint George Saint-Georges Saint-Georges
Saint George. The doorman at the Saint-Trop' was a colossus with a white beard, a Russian refugee who played the balalaika. He swore by Saint George that Émile Boulay hadn't come back later. [1962-COL]
Saint-Georges. At the left-hand desk, the secretary of the Saint-Georges Police Station was reading a booklet which had just come out: Courses on Official Reports (Oral Description) for the use of Inspectors and Police Officers. In violet ink, on the flyleaf, in copperplate hand: J. Maigret.... The king's movements at no point touched the Saint-Georges District, and all the men who could be spared had been sent to the Opéra Police Station. [1948-PRE]
Saint-Georges. Within a few months M was surprised to find himself appoint the secretary to the Police Superintendent of the Saint-Georges district. [1950-MEM]
Hélène Lange had regularly gone to work by métro from Saint-Georges when she had lived in Paris in the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette.
Saint-Georges, Place. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. at Rue Notre-Dame de Lorette]
Some horses went by in the Place Saint-Georges. There had been a parade at the Invalides that morning. Everyone was headed towards the Élysée.... They reached the Place Saint-Georges, quiet and provincial, with its little bistro smelling of white wine. [1948-PRE]
When M had bought his goose-dung shoes, he had been in the Saint-Georges district, and had just been informed by his supervisor that he was to get a 10 franc per month raise, when 10 francs were really 10 francs.... Someone called Olga at Mariette Gibon's, about a dress fitting. Call was from a dressmaker in the Place Saint-Georges. [1952-BAN]
A few minutes later M took a taxi in the Place Saint-Georges and went home to bed. [1962-COL]
Victor Macoulet was the husband of the concierge at Manuel Mori's building. On duty at night, he was a drunk, slept there on a camp bed. Might be found at the Square Le Bruyère or the Place Saint-Georges. Born near Arras.... M put Janvier in the picture on their way to the police station at Place Saint-Georges.
Saint-Georges, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Rue La Fayette to Place Saint-Georges]
Léontine Faverges' neighbor across the hall, Solange Lorris, a dressmaker, a customer of hers, Mme. Ernie of Rue Saint-Georges, had seen a man in the hall that day in a navy-colored suit and a chestnut-colored belted raincoat. [1959-ASS]
Mme. Blanc went down the Rue Saint-Georges, stopping to go into an Italian grocer's. She went out the back, opening onto the Square d'Orléans and the Rue Taitbout.
Saint-Germain. [commune, N France, Yvelines dept. pop. 1968: 38,808. (Saint-Germain-en-Laye) on Seine river 11 mi. NW of Paris.]
A fish dealer from Honfleur driving along Route 13 in the Forêt de Saint-Germain between Poissy and Le Pecq picked up Lognon, unconscious on the side of the road. Took him to Dr. Grenier's at Saint-Germain. [1951-LOG]
M said a detective shouldn't get married, so he could get to know about every social sphere, the foreign bistros in the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain...
Saint-Germain, Boulevard. [Paris. 5e, Panthéon - 6e, Luxembourg. from Quai de la Tournelle to Quai d'Orsay (7e)]
The newspapers would no doubt soon be talking about the famous chestnut tree in the Boulevard Saint-Germain, which would be in flower in about a month's time.... Judge Coméliau was dining with friends in the Boulevard Saint-Germain, found some time to call M and check on progress. [1947-MOR]
On the day the paper had an article about a chestnut tree in the Boulevard Saint-Germain, Bousquet, the shoemaker said he'd seen a woman visit Frans Steuvels' place, wearing a blue suit and a white hat.... Hélène Grossot told M her father had met some old friends from the Beaux Arts [École des Beaux-Arts], starting meeting them in a little café in the Saint-Germain area, and taken up drinking. [1949-MME]
A call came for M to go up and see the Chief, Xavier Guichard. They didn't shake hands in the office. M had been to his apartment on the Boulevard Saint-Germain, opposite Place Maubert, in a new building that rose amid rickety houses and squalid hotels. [1950-MEM]
Julien Foucrier made off in the direction of Boulevard Saint-Germain after questioning Mlle. Clément while she was shopping. Pretended to be a journalist. Short, white hair, dressed completely in gray, gray felt hat, thin, rings around his eyes, yellow complexion. [1951-MEU]
Lapointe had picked the Left Bank section around Boulevard Saint-Germain; he knew it well because he lived there. The second tailor was Polish, on the Rue Vaneau. He'd made a suit for Marcel Moncin, who lived at 228 bis Boulevard Saint-Germain, near the Solférino métro station. He called M from the Café Solférino. [1955-TEN]
It was a relief to come out into the daylight and the patches of sunshine under the trees of the Boulevard Saint-Germain. [1960-VIE]
The blossoms were starting to come out along some of the avenues, particularly, Boulevard Saint-Germain. [1966-VOL]
Philippe Lherbier was at the home of Maître Legendre, Boulevard Saint-Germain.... Robert Bureau had gone to a neurologist in the Boulevard Saint-Germain, who'd done an electro-encephalogram, but found nothing abnormal. [1969-TUE]
Billy Louette played at the Bongo, a café-restaurant in the Place Maubert. Proprieter came from Auvergne, realized what was happening in the Saint-Germain district, and set up a hippie joint.... Billy Louette said he'd run into his mother on the Boulevard Saint-Germain a few weeks ago with a man known as Le Grand Marcel, rumored to be a pimp.... Mme de la Roche was one of Angèle Louette's clients, who she'd been giving massages to for almost 20 years. 61 Boulevard Saint-Germain. [1970-FOL]
The woman who wanted to see M was Mme. Nathalie Sabin-Levesque, 207 bis, Boulevard Saint-Germain.
Saint-Germain-des-Prés. It was in the Rue des Saints-Pères, not far from Saint-Germain-des-Prés that Lassagne had interviewed Gilbert Négrel. [1956-AMU]
Peretti said most of the clubs on the list hadn't existed 15 years ago. At one time the smart place for nightlife was Montmartre, then it was Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Place. [Paris. 6e, Luxembourg. at Boulevard Saint-Germain]
Sophie Le Gal had been living in a hotel room in Saint-Germain-des-Prés when she met François Ricain.... Jacques Huguet said he'd run into Nora in a small nightclub, the Ace of Spades, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. [1966-VOL]
Minou Batille said she was at Saint-Germain des Prés the night her brother was killed.
Saint-Gilles-les-Vaudreuves Saint-Gothard, Rue du
Saint-Gilles-les-Vaudreuves. M had the interpreter [Franz Lehel] ask Maria about the night of December 8 and night. On a farm at Saint-Gilles-les-Vaudreuves, in Picardy, an entire family was hacked to death with an axe. On the night of the 12, an old farmer and his wife were killed in the same way in Saint-Aubin, also in Picardy. On November 21, and old couple and their servant, a half-wit, had been similarly attacked. A little 9-year-old girl had witnessed the December 8 attack, had been adopted by a family in Amiens. She identified Maria's picture. [1947-MOR]
Saint-Gothard, Rue du. [Paris. 14e, Observatoire. from Rue Dareau to Rue d'Alésia]
Saint-Hilaire, Armand de. Jaquette Larrieu was the housekeeper of the Comte Armand de Saint-Hilaire, who had retired 12 years earlier, and had been living in Paris in his flat in the Rue Saint-Dominique. She'd been with him for 42 years. That morning she'd found him dead, in his study, shot a number of times.... Saint-Hilaire was 26 when he met Isabelle de V--, about 1910. (50-52 years earlier: today = ca. 1960, written/pub in 1960). Possibly they didn't marry as he'd just started his career in the Foreign Service and had been sent to Poland as 2nd or 3rd secretary to the Ambassador. [1960-VIE]
Saint-Hilaire, Tiburce de.
M. House next to the Hôtel de la Loire, usually called the "little château" to distinguish it from the great old château of Sancerre.... Had been living in the "little château" for twenty years. Plump, jolly, simple, unaffected. Everyone called him M. Tiburce. M described him as "a product of Saint-Étienne." Asked if Émile Gallet's name were Grelet or Gellet.... Told M his mother died soon after he was born. Father died when he was 12. Went to college in Bourges till he was 19. Received a legacy from a second cousin in Indo-China when he was 28, a Duranty de la Roche.... Was actually the real Émile Gallet. Had been expelled from the lycée at Nantes after two years. Was a notary's clerk in Saigon. Duranty de la Roche showed up in his office looking for possible Saint-Hilaire heirs. Located Tiburce through the lycée in Bourges. Finally found him in Le Havre, where he was trying to get work as a ship's steward or interpreter on a liner. He'd been a private tutor in a château, proofreader for a publisher in Rouen, clerk in a book shop. Paid Saint-Hilaire 30,000 francs to switch names, as he had some money from his father who was a horse dealer in Nantes.
Saint-Honoré, Rue. [Paris. 1er, Louvre - 8e, Élycée. from Rue des Bourdonnais to Rue Royale]
M found a pair of glacé kid men's slippers, made to measure by a boot-maker in the Rue Saint-Honoré, one of the most exclusive in Paris. The heavy silk dressing-gown was from a shirt-maker in the Rue de Rivoli. [1953-TRO]
The name-day of Hortense Canelle.
Saint-Hubert Saint-Jacques Saint-Jacques Saint-Jacques, Rue
Saint-Hubert. M was woken in the middle of a bad dream by Superintendent Saint-Hubert, about the same age as M, whom he'd known since the start of his career. They called each other by last names but did not use "tu". He was tall and thin, a redhead, rather slow and formal, and anxious to score points.... Saint-Hubert came out to meet him when the elevator stopped on the third floor. Said the District Attorney's men hadn't arrived yet. [1961-BRA]
Saint-Jacques. On Sunday morning Jean Servières' empty car was found near the Saint-Jacques River. [1931-JAU]
Saint-Jacques. Mme. Antoinette Le Cloaguen left her house, took the métro at Place Clichy [Place de Clichy] . Got out at Saint-Jacques (station at Place Saint-Jacques, on Boulevard Saint-Jacques, 14th), and immediately into the only taxi waiting, a fake, obviously prearranged. [1941-SIG]
Saint-Jacques, Rue. [Paris. 5e, Panthéon. from Rue Saint-Séverin to Boulevard de Port Royal]
The Rue Saint-Jacques was almost deserted, with lights on only in a few bars. M hurried through the main entrance into Cochin.... Mlle. Clément did her shopping there, like everyone in the neighborhood. There were shops in the Rue Gay-Lussac, but more expensive. And the butcher in the Rue Saint-Jacques wasn't as good.
Saint-Jean-d'Angély. [town, W France, Charente-Maritime dept. pop. 1962: 7,868. About 35 mi. SE of La Rochelle.]
On Jan. 14, the day before the sale, there'd been two extra guests at the inn. Borchain, from near Angoulême, and Canut, from Saint-Jean-d'Angély.
Saint-Jean-de-Luz. The Saint-Michel went to Concarneau, Les Sables-d'Olonne, Saint-Jean-de-Luz ... [1932-POR]
Saint-Jerôme. The child, Jos MacGill, had been put into the care of a Scotchwoman. They left the country to live in Canada, at Saint-Jerôme, where he was brought up. [1946-NEW]
That Sunday in Meung-sur-Loire the smell of Saint-John's-wort had pervaded the house.
Saint-Joris-sur-Isère Saint-Joseph Clinic
Saint-Joris-sur-Isère. Olga Poissonneau, 29, born at Saint-Joris-sur-Isère, unemployed, residing at the Hôtel Beauséjour, Rue Lepic, Paris 18e. Maurice Tremblet's mistress. [1946-pau]
Saint-Joseph Clinic. [Saint-Joseph. hospital, 7 Rue Pierre-Larousse, 14e]
M had asked Adèle Bosquet the way to the Place Saint-Lambert, and she walked part of the way with him when he told her he'd left his tobacco at the Gai-Moulin and went back.
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni. Records from the Ministry of the Interior showed that the governeor of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, in Guiana, wanted Jean Évariste Darchambaux to work in a hospital but he refused. [1930-PRO]
Saint-Lazare. [10e. 107 Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis near Rue de Chabrol. A hospital in the middle ages, became a prison, and then a women's prison. Became a hospital again in 1935.]
The women started to call him Jules. Some would simply have locked them up and had them sent to Saint-Lazare, but he tried to ignore them.... [1950-MEM]
The old open bus reminded M of when he'd been a shy young clerk in the Saint-Lazare police station. He'd just gotten married, and there was a brightly colored procession of some foreign sovereign and his plumed court in landaus, helmets of the Republican Guard gleaming in the sun.
Saint-Lazare. The women who were found with diseases were sent to the Saint-Lazare infirmary. [1948-PRE]
see: Gare Saint-Lazare
Saint-Lazare, Rue. While Lognon was there a car turned the corner of Rue de Châteaudun, slowed down, tossed a body onto the sidewalk, and drove off down Rue Saint-Lazare. [1951-LOG]
Saint-Lazare Station. see: Gare Saint-Lazare
(Liège) Saint-Léonard Prison was an ugly black building that stood opposite Pont-Maguin. Medieval turrets, narrow loopholes, iron bars. Delvigne said Jean Chabot would have to be sent there.... Delvigne put M in a cell next to Jean there at M's request.
Saint-Léonard, Quai. (Liège.)
Jean Chabot's aunt Marie lived on the Quai Saint-Léonard, in a house with potted plants in every room.
Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile, Rue. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Quai d'Anjou to Rue Jean-du-Bellay]
M walked towards Ile Saint-Louis, skirted Notre-Dame, crossed a little iron footbridge, and soon found himself in the narrow, crowded Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile. ... Lucette Calas had a room above agrocer's shop on the Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile, 3rd floor, left-hand side, Ile Saint-Louis. [1955-COR]
On the edge of the sidewalk the crowd was mostly the concierges and shopkeepers who lived on the Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile.
Saint-Louis, Hospital of Saint-Malo
Saint-Louis, Hospital of. Nurses in uniform were making their way past the fouled barge for the Hospital at St. Louis... The two men next to M and Lapointe at Chez Calas were male nurses from hospital on night shift. [1955-COR]
Saint-Malo. [commercial seaport, NW France, Ille-et-Vilaine dept. pop. 1968: 42,297. on a rocky island in the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Rance River, 40 mi. NNW of Rennes.]
A former ambassador, lived with his wife on the first floor at the 61 Place des Vosges.... As Mme. de Saint-Marc was about to have a baby, the concierge at the Place des Vosges hadn't wanted to notify the uniformed police.
Saint Martin Saint-Martin Saint-Martin, Boulevard
Saint Martin. Ernestine Jussiaume and Alfred Jussiaume lived on the Quai de Jemmapes, just opposite the Saint Martin lock, two rooms over a café painted green. [1951-GRA]
Saint-Martin. The lock-keeper thought... Mareuil-sur-Ay, Condé, near Aigny there was a dozen barges lined up... the Providence was probably at Saint-Martin, about 20 miles away. [1930-PRO]
Saint-Martin, Boulevard. [Paris. 3e, Temple - 10e, Entrepôt. from Place de la République to Rue Saint-Martin]
M went into a hatters on the Boulevard Saint-Martin to buy a new bowler. [1931-GUI]
M remembered that Nicolas had been picked up for a burglary in the Boulevard Saint-Martin around the time of Stéphane Bleusteins's murder, and so hadn't been able to go to look for the diamonds. [1945-pip]
Neveu called M from a bistro the Boulevard Saint-Martin, to say a man had been found stabbed to death in a blind alley.... M remembered how, at the age of 20, he had first arrived in Paris, disturbed at the ferment. In some "strategic points" - Les Halles, Place Clichy [Place de Clichy], the Bastille, and Boulevard Saint-Martin - the ferment was even more intense. [1952-BAN]
Catroux remembered a bounced Criminal Investigation Department man who'd set up a detective agency, a bad one, Eugène Benoît, opened a small private office on Boulevard #Saint-Martin, on the ground floor over a watchmaker. [1954-MIN]
In a passage like that where Xavier Marton lived, a kind of blind alley, they had once found a murdered man at five o'clock in the afternoon, a few yards from the crowds going by on the pavement. [1957-SCR]
Last time M had visited Manuel Palmari, it was after the jewel robbery on Boulevard Saint-Martin.
Saint-Martin Canal. Jean Lenoir told how the man had dumped a body in the Canal Saint-Martin. Afterwards he and Victor [Victor Gaillard] had stayed on the man's car till he went to the Place de la République, to a café. [1931-GUI]
The previous night, as The Two Brothers was drawing away from the dock at La Villette, headed for the Saint-Martin Canal, they had churned up a lot of mud... There was nothing remarkable in the discovery of a corpse in the Saint-Martin Canal. [1955-COR]
They made their way as far as the Saint-Martin Canal, where he had been so often on a case, but never with his wife. True enough, hardly a week passed without a corpse being found in the canal... [1956-AMU]
The other barge belonged to Jef Van Cauwelaert and his brother, called Twee Gebroeders, Two Brothers. Flemish. They were supposed to be unloading at the Canal Saint-Martin. M sent Bonfils to check. [1958-TEM]
Antoine Batille recorded the sounds of the neighborhood of the Saint-Martin canal.... Antoine Batille had once said to his sister, "Do you know how many bodies are fished out of the Canal Saint Martin every year?"
Saint-Martin-de-Ré Saint Martin des Près Saint-Martin, Porte
Saint-Martin-de-Ré. Fernand, recently released from Saint-Martin-de-Ré, was apparently the leader of the gang. [1961-PAR]
Saint Martin des Près. Ernestine Jussiaume had been born in Nevers, in a village called Saint Martin des Près. [1951-GRA]
Saint-Martin, Porte. [Paris. 10e, Entrepôt. from Boulevard Saint-Martin to Rue Saint-Martin]
M felt he looked like one of those nasty caharacters who prowl around the Porte Saint-Martin or somewhere similar, tormented by some secret vice. [1943-CAD]
M said in Paris it would be easy, because around Porte Saint-Martin, there are still a number of shops which date back to a different era. [1946-NEW]
Jacques Fleury had had a girlfriend named Marcelle Luquet, about 40, stout, dark hair, who some say he picked up when she was a cashier in a brasserie in Porte #Saint-Martin.
Saint-Martin, Rue. [Paris. 3e, Temple - 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Quai des Gesvres to Boulevard Saint-Denis]
M saw prostitutes loitering around the corner of the Rue Saint-Martin.... Sometimes Louis Thouret and Antoinette Machère would meet at the junction of the Rue Saint-Martin and the Grands Boulevards. [1952-BAN]
Gilbert Pigou said the last time he'd bathed in hot water was at the public baths in the Rue Saint-Martin.
Saint-Médard, Rue Saint-Mesmin-le-Vieux
Saint-Médard, Rue. Honoré Cuendet's mother lived in the Rue Mouffetard, just above a bakery, nearly at the corner of the Rue Saint-Médard. [1961-PAR]
Saint-Mesmin-le-Vieux. The Flea's mother sent him to one of her sisters in Saint-Mesmin-le-Vieux in the Vendée. He came back to Paris when he was 14. [1971-IND]
Julie Legrand's brother was on the Saint-Michel of Paimpol.
Saint-Michel Saint-Michel, Boulevard
Saint-Michel. Didine [Adine Hulot] reminded Polyte that Tuesday had been the day of the fair at Saint-Michel. [1940-JUG]
Saint-Michel, Boulevard. [Paris. 5e, Panthéon - 6e, Luxembourg. from Place Saint-Michel to Avenue Observatoire]
On the same floor of the little hotel in which M first lived in Paris, on the Left Bank, was a man called Jacquemain, about 40 who interested him. He once met him at the corner of the Boulevard Saint-Michel talking to someone who would have been described, at that period, as an 'apache'.... One day, when M was walking down the Boulevard Saint-Michel, he heard someone running after him, and it was Félix Jubert, who'd been in medical school with him at Nantes. [1950-MEM]
Twilight came fast. The lights of the QDO and the Boulevard Saint-Michel went on. [1950-PIC]
It was hard to imagine that Boulevard Saint-Michel, with all its bustle, was only round the corner from Rue Lhomond. There were children playing in the middle of the street, like in a country town.... The Rue Lhomond sloped gently down to the lights of the Rue Mouffetard. Somewhere behind the houses could be heard the deadened noise of cars on the Boulevard Saint-Michel.... Françoise Boursicault had been an assistant in a men's shop on Boulevard Saint-Michel. [1951-MEU]
In Honoré Cuendet's bookcase was a red-bound, battered copy of the Penal Code, which he must have bought from one of the second-hand book dealers along the Seine or up the Boulevard Saint-Michel, a volume of Zola and one of Tolstoy, and a much-tumbed plan of Paris. [1961-PAR]
The anonymous letter to the evening paper was post-marked Boulevard Saint-Michel. [1969-TUE]
M had Lapointe take him to Liliane Pigou's, 57B Rue Froidevaux. They drove along Boulevard Saint-Michel, and then turned right toward the Montparnasse Cemetery.
Saint-Michel Club Saint-Michel-en-l'Hermitage Saint-Michel, Place
Saint-Michel Club. Fouad Ouéni said he'd been at the Saint-Michel Club, a gambling club above the Bar des Tilleuls, till 1:30.... Most of the guests were foreign students, Orientals who lived in the district. [1966-NAH]
Saint-Michel-en-l'Hermitage. The Marsacs, who lived in the village of Saint-Michel-en-l'Hermitage, arrived at Judge Forlacroix's after the Brénéols, and they played bridge. [1940-JUG]
Saint-Michel, Place. [Paris. 5e, Panthéon - 6e, Luxembourg. from Quai Saint-Michel to Boulevard Saint-Michel]
Through the uncurtained windows M had seen the midinettes and office workers storming the dairy shops in the Place Saint-Michel at noon. [1931-NUI]
When the other customer came in, the man [Albert Rochain] rushed off towards the Place Saint-Michel.
Saint-Michel, Pont. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Quai des Orfèvres to Quai des Grands-Augustins]
M gazed out over the Seine and the multi-colored mass of humanity swarming over the Pont Saint-Michel. [1941-SIG]
M looked out the window, where on the other bank of the Seine, where the Quai des Grands-Augustins formed an approach ramp to the Pont Saint-Michel, he could see the narrow front of a homely bistro, into which he'd occasionally gone for a glass of wine. [1947-MOR]
From the Pont Saint-Michel M could see the light in his own office. [1949-MME]
At 9:00 sharp a bell summons the various heads of sections to the Chief's big office, whose windows overlook the Seine. Each tells what's been happening. A few may stand by the window watching the Pont Saint-Michel. [1950-MEM]
As on every morning, at about 9:15 in the office of the Director of the Police Judiciaire, there was the department heads meeting. The windows looked out on a dirty-colored Seine, and the Pont Saint-Michel was windswept. [1953-TRO]
The light flooding the air transformed the cars crossing the Pont Saint-Michel into pictures one would like to hang on a wall. [1953-ECO]
Passers-by on the Pont Saint-Michel began to walk more quickly, like people in early silent films. [1954-JEU]
People on the Pont Saint-Michel were leaning backwards as they walked. [1956-ECH]
When Xavier Marton came out of the Quai des Orfèvres looking for Jenny, he first looked in the direction of Pont-Neuf. When he found her she pulled him in the direction of Pont Saint-Michel. [1957-SCR]
Two tramps were asleep under the Pont Saint-Michel as M looked out his window. [1959-CON]
Lamblin had hustled Ginette Meurant off in a taxi towards Pont Saint-Michel.... At Châtelet Gaston Meurant had a third cognac, again in one gulp, and finally the Quai des Orfèvres. He walked on as far as the Pont Saint-Michel, then came back and entered. [1959-ASS]
The car sped towards the Pont Saint-Michel and turned right along the embankment. [1960-VIE]
M muttered to himself as he crossed the Pont Saint-Michel. [1961-PAR]
Normally he would have turned left along the Quai in the direction of the Pont Saint-Michel, to take a bus or a taxi. [1962-COL]
Cars and buses could be heard rumbling across the Pont Saint-Michel, and from time to time a tug sounded its siren before lowering its funnel to pass under the bridge. [1968-ENF]
M had decided against stopping at the Brasserie Dauphine and was on his way home when Léontine Antoine came up to him. M said he was going towards Pont Saint-Michel and they walked together.... M watched as a string of barges went under the Pont Saint-Michel, drawn by a tug with an enormous white clover leaf painted on the funnel. [1970-FOL]
The noises of the cars and buses on the Pont Saint-Michel came in through M's open window.
Saint-Mondé Saint-Nazaire Saint-Nicolas, Quai Saint-Ouen
Saint-Mondé. Josset & Virieu offices were on Avenue Marceau. Laboratories at Saint-Mondé, and in Switzerland and Belgium. [1959-CON]
Saint-Nazaire. After having coffee in La Baule, M took a taxi to St. Nazaire, where he was looking for a police station. Was sent on to Nantes, where he found a rather cramped police station, staffed by three men. He asked for a round-the-clock watch on Louis Mahossier. [1971-SEU]
Saint-Nicolas, Quai. [Strasbourg] The police asked Henri Sauer, born at Strasbourg, if he'd gone to school on the Quai Saint-Nicolas. [1956-ECH]
Saint-Ouen. [manufacturing and commercial commune, N France, Seine-Saint-Denis dept. pop. 1968: 48,886. N suburb of Paris on Seine R.]
Six months before the Paris CID [Criminal Investigation Department] had discovered a "passport facotry" in Saint-Ouen. A mistake on the sixth page - forehead before hair instead of after - showed that Louis Jeunet's passport was a fake. [1930-31-PHO]
The misery of the poor quarters of Paris, of the little bistros around the Porte d'Italie or Saint-Ouen, the filthy wretchedness of the Zone and the more decent wretchedness of Montmartre or Père-Lachaise were all familiar to him. The bottom-line misery of the piers, too, of Place Maubert or the Salvation Army. [1949-CHE]
Torrence called from Saint-Ouen, to say he'd found the driver who'd picked up Loraine Martin at the juncture of the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir and the Boulevard Voltaire, and had dropped her at Rue de Maubeuge, where it passes the Gare du Nord, in front of a luggage shop. [1950-noe]
The view from one side of Mirella Jonker's studio was of rooftops stretching as far as Saint-Ouen. On the other side the sails of the Moulin de la Galette, with almost the whole of Paris in the background, the Champs-Élysées, the Seine... [1963-FAN]
Some of the shabby pickpockets slept in junkyards, the steps of Saint-Ouen, or the métro corridors.
Saint-Ouen, Avenue de
Saint-Ouen, Avenue de. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau - 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Avenue Clichy to Boulevard Bessières]
Monique Juteaux, 24, living with her mother on the Boulevard des Batignolles, visited a friend on Avenue de Saint-Ouen, stabbed three times.
Saint-Ouen, Porte de Saint-Paul Saint-Paul
Saint-Ouen, Porte de. A fight was reported at the Porte de Saint-Ouen, while M was waiting for news of a murdered fortune teller. [1941-SIG]
Saint-Paul. When they reached the Saint-Paul district, the man [Victor Poliensky] darted into the network of narrow streets between the Rue Saint-Antoine and the quays. [1947-MOR]
Saint-Paul. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. at Saint Paul]
Fernande Steuvels told M she took the métro Saint-Paul and changed at the Place du Châtelet. As they were pulling in to Montmartre, where she had to change, someone who'd been doing something with the food she had for Frans Steuvels upset her casseroles.... Steuvels said he went to the Saint-Paul movie house in the Rue Saint-Antoine every Friday. [1949-MME]
M left Gérard Batille's, crossed the Pont Marie, went down the narrow Rue Saint-Paul, and finally found a taxi near the Saint-Paul métro station.... M caught a taxi outside the Saint-Paul métro station after talking with Mauricette Gallois.
Saint-Paul, Église Saint-Paul, Place
Saint-Paul, Église. see: Église Saint-Paul
Saint-Paul, Place. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. at Rue Saint-Paul]
Three days later they did a luxury jewelers on the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré. But one of the thieves had dropped his scarf, and was arrested the next day at his workplace, a locksmithe on Rue Saint-Paul. [1963-FAN]
M left Gérard Batille's, crossed the Pont Marie, went down the narrow Rue Saint-Paul, and finally found a taxi near the Saint-Paul métro station.... Mauricette Gallois lived on the Rue Saint-Paul.
Saint Peter. M reminded Alban Groult-Cotelle of Saint Peter, since he'd already denied his friend Étienne Naud twice that evening. [1943-CAD]
Known as Pépère or Old Jules, a well-built man with white hair and a fresh complexion, one of Léonard Planchon's employees. Said he was sometimes called St. Peter.
Saint-Philippe-du-Roule Saint-Philippe-du-Roule, Rue
Saint-Philippe-du-Roule. Raymond Couchet's funeral was held at Saint Philippe-du-Roule. [1931-OMB]
Saint-Philippe-du-Roule, Rue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré to Rue d'Artois]
M walked as far as Saint-Philippe-du-Roule and turned to the left, stopping from time to time in front of a shop window. He passed the Papeterie Roman, amusing himself by reading names straight out of the Almanach de Gotha on visiting cards or engraved invitations.
Saint-Pholien. [Liège] Police Constable Lacasse of No. 6 Division, was going towards the Pont des Arches, passing the main door of the Church of Saint-Pholien, when he observed a body hanging from the door-knocker.... Jef Lombard said the church in the drawings was Saint-Pholien, which had been torn down and a new one built with the same name. [1930-31-PHO]
Saint-Pierre. They drove down the high street of Moulins, with the hands of the clock of Saint-Pierre standing at 2:30. He went into the Comptoir d'Escompte bank. [1932-FIA]
M said they'd start by going down the Saint-Pierre steps. Then they'd stroll along the Boulevard Rochechouart, and then go down the Rue des Martyrs, where M liked the swarming crowds. He liked the Faubourg-Montmartre [Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre] too.
Saint-Pierre de Montrouge Saint-Pierre de Montrouge Church Saint-Pierre de Montrouge Church Saint-Quentin
Saint-Pierre de Montrouge. When M arrived at Saint-Pierre de Montrouge, the gates of the métro were shut and there was not a single taxi in sight. He hesitated between heading for the Lion de Belfort and going down Avenue de Maine in the direction of the Gare Montparnasse. He decided on the Avenue de Maine, and soon found a taxi home. He didn't have his key but he knew it would be under the doormat. [1957-SCR]
Saint-Pierre de Montrouge Church. Lucas and Lapointe shared the watch outside the Xavier Martons that night. Lucas said he'd have a sandwich in the bar opposite Montrouge church, and then Lapointe could relieve him.... M took a taxi there after the movie with Mme M. [1957-SCR]
Saint-Pierre de Montrouge Church. Monique Thouret's boyfriend, Albert Jorisse, lived with his parents on Avenue de Chântillon, opposite the church of Montrouge. Father worked for a wholesaler of fabrics in the Rue de Victoire. [1952-BAN]
Saint-Quentin. [industrial commune, N France, Aisne dept. pop. 1968: 64,196. on Somme River 25 mi. N of Laon]
Between Maubeuge and Saint-Quentin Pietr had gone to the toilet, where his twin was found shot with a 6-mm automatic.... The North Star, doing a steady 66 miles an hour, would now be somewhere between Saint-Quentin and Compiègne. [1929-30-LET]
Someone said the customs examination took place on the train, after Saint-Quentin. [1936-pei]
Carl Lipschitz had been in the regions just to the south of Amiens, where the first three crimes were committed. The fourth, a little further east, was towards Saint-Quentin. Lipschitz probably had a girl friend or acquaintance there.
Saint-Raphaël. [town, SE France, Var dept. pop. 1962: 9,470. on the Riviera, about 18 mi. SW of Cannes.]
[town, SE France, Var dept. pop. 1962: 9,470. on the Riviera, about 18 mi. SW of Cannes.town, SE France, Var dept. pop. 1962: 9,470. on the Riviera about 18 mi. SW of Cannes.]
Charlot had 50 fruit machines, from Marseilles to Saint-Raphael.
Saint-Régis Saint-Roch, Rue
Saint-Régis. Hotel Saint-Régis, M repeated four or five times to the cab driver before he could make himself understood. [1946-NEW]
Saint-Roch, Rue. [Paris. 1er, Louvre. from Rue de Rivoli to Avenue de l'Opéra]
Xavier Marton's dentist was in the Rue Saint-Roch, near the Louvre.
Saint-Sauveur. Ginette Meurant's maiden name was Ginette Chenault. She was 27, born at Saint-Sauveur in the Nièvre. [1959-ASS]
Léonard Planchon's wife, Renée Planchon, came from Saint-Sauveur, near Fontenay-le-Comte in the Vendée, Léonard Planchon's mother's town.
Saint-Sauveur-en-Bourbonnais Saint-Sauveur, Rue Saint-Simon Saint-Simon, Rue de
Saint-Sauveur-en-Bourbonnais. Prince Hubert de V-- lived in the Rue de Varenne in Paris, in autumn at his château at Saint-Sauveur-en-Bourbonnais. [1960-VIE]
Saint-Sauveur, Rue. Marcelle Maillant's mother lived at Rue Saint-Sauveur in Nice, on a private income in a comfortable apartment. [1963-FAN]
Saint-Simon. Engels, Spinoza, Kierkegaard, St. Augustine, Karl Marx, Father Sertillange, Saint-Simon. Lapointe had made a list of some of the authors of the books in Jules Piquemal's room. [1954-MIN]
Saint-Simon, Rue de. [Paris. 7e, Palais-Bourbon. from Boulevard Saint-Germain to Rue de Grenelle]
There was a second exit to the house, which led into the Rue de Saint-Simon.
Saints-Pères, Rue des
Saints-Pères, Rue des. [Paris. 7e, Palais-Bourbon. from Quai Malaquais to Rue de Sèvres]
M had Lapointe go to the National School of Civil EngineeringNational , in the Rue des #Saints-Pères. He used to lunch in a small restaurant almost opposite it. Told him to find out about Jules Piquemal.... Piquemal lunched in a Norman restaurant on the Rue des Saints-Pères, close to the school. [1954-MIN]
Gilbert Négrel, a bachelor, lived in rooms in the Rue des Saints-Pères.... At the corner of the Rue des Saints-Pères M stopped, for he saw young Lapointe a hundred yards away, smoking a cigarette.
Saint-Sulpice, Place. [Paris. 6e, Luxembourg. at Rue Bonaparte]
Antoinette Ollivier, Germaine Gouin's sister, worked in the municipal library in the Place Saint-Sulpice, for some reason the Paris square M liked the least.
Saint-Thibaut Saint-Trop' Saint-Tropez
Saint-Thibaut. A workman told M that he was on the road to Saint-Thibaut when he saw M. Clément (Émile Gallet), quarreling with a young man. Later saw the young man again in the square by the Hôtel du Commerce. Tall, thin, long face, glasses.... Éléonore Boursang, Henri Gallet's mistress, had been on holiday staying at the Pension Germain boarding house on the road from Sancerre to Saint-Thibaut…. Tiburce de Saint-Hillaire's previous gardener lived on the Saint-Thibaut road, kept a bar. Told M that Émile Gallet had been coming for 15 years. [1930-GAL]
Saint-Trop'. The Saint-Trop' was a little lower down, in the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette.... M had known the night-club under another name, when most of the clients had been ladies in dinner jackets. [1962-COL]
Saint-Tropez. [commune, SE France, Var dept. pop. 1962: 5,689. on the Bay of St. Tropez, SSW of Fréjus; noted seaside resort.]
Sainval, Jacques. Véronique Lachaume's boyfriend was called Jacques Sainval, 44, 23 Rue de Ponthieu. His real name was Arthur Baquet, too plain for an advertising man. He handled film advertising, so he frequented Fouquet's, Maxim's, the Élysée Club... [1958-TEM]
Salon des Peintres-Médecins.
M learned that Dr. Larue entered exhibits every year in the Salon des Peintres-Médecins.
Salvage Branch Salvation Army
Salvage Branch. Depoil called Salvage Branch to notify them of the find of the man's arm. [1955-COR]
Salvation Army. Lucas had called in the Victor Gaillard had taken a bed at the Salvation Army. [1931-GUI]
The misery of the poor quarters of Paris, of the little bistros around the Porte d'Italie or Saint-Ouen, the filthy wretchedness of the Zone and the more decent wretchedness of Montmartre or Père-Lachaise were all familiar to him. The bottom-line misery of the piers, too, of Place Maubert or the Salvation Army. [1949-CHE]
Christmas Eve Paul Martin had eaten on the Salvation Army barge. Around 11:00 he went to the Latin Quarter and worked as a door-keeper at a nightclub. Was picked up drunk about a hundred yards from Place Maubert around 4:00 am. [1950-noe]
Toto said he saw Marcel Vivien occasionally at the Salvation Army shelter.
Samaritaine. Behind the windows, vans of the Samaritaine went by, bright yellow in the sun. Long trams followed, ringing their bells. [1934-MAI]
It was scarcely two years before. He had been on street duty, especially to catch pickpockets in the métro. It had happened just opposite the Samaritaine. Going up the steps of the métro, the man in front of him, in a bowler, neatly slit the handle of an old lady's reticule. M leapt on him and seized the bag, black velvet. The man shouted "Help, thief!", the crowd attacked M, and the pickpocket went on his way.
Sambois. Working with Moers on the investigation of Chez Calas, had found a couple of bottles of bleach in the courtyard. [1955-COR]
Samois. Émile Ducrau invited M to lunch at his country house at Samois. [1933-ECL]
see: Meyer, Samuel
Sanary. [commune, SE France, Var dept. pop. 1997: 14,730. Sanary-sur-mer. The name derives from St. Nazaire, who is venerated in the local church. The little port of Sanary, known to German painters in the 1920s, became a refuge for many intellectuals who fled from Hitler's regime in the '30s.]
Le Grand Marcel had left early that morning by car for Sanary, where Pepito Giovanni, the elder of the Giovanni brothers lived... M and Marella drove through La Seyne-sur-Mer in Marella's car, and were soon in sight of Sanary Point.
M received a telegram from Nevers that Émile Gallet, commercial traveler from Saint-Fargeau, Seine-et-Marne, had been murdered the night of the 25th-26th in the Hôtel de la Loire, Sancerre.... Éléonore Boursang, Henri Gallet's mistress, had been on holiday staying at the Pension Germain boarding house on the road from Sancerre to Saint-Thibaut. [1930-GAL]
M asked if the wine was from Sancerre. The proprieter (Aline Calas) replied that it was from a little village near Poitiers, which accounted for the slight flinty tang. She said her husband had gone there to get more, didn't answer when asked where she was from. [1955-COR]
M noticed a bistro on a little side street leading to the Quai, with a pleasantly old-fashioned air. The patron said his wine came from Sancerre, where he was from. [1968-ENF]
The Chief of Police, Sancerre, told M. that Clémentine Michou, who had been Nina Lassave's concierge, and retired and returned to her home village near Sancerre, where one of hers sons had a vineyard, had died.
Sancho Sandeau, Jules Sand, George San Francisco
Sancho. The doorman of the Sancho, across the street from the Pélican, had seen the proprietor of the Pélican make a phone call from the café on the corner while M was there, and soon after a taxi pulled up and no on got out. [1942-FEL]
Sandeau, Jules. [Jules Sandeau, in full, Léonard-Sylvain-Julien-Sandeau, born Aubusson, France, 1811, died Paris, 1883. Prolific French novelist who is best remembered for his collaborations with more famous writers. Was one of George Sand's lovers, and collaborated with her on the novel Rose et Blanche (1831).]
Sand, George. [George Sand, pseudonym of Amandine-Aurore-Lucile (Lucie) Dudevant, original surname Dupin, born Paris, 1804, died Nohant, 1876. French Romantic writer, noted both for her so-called rustic novels and her numerous love affairs.]
San Francisco. Mortimer-Levingston was born on a farm in Ohio, began his career selling bootlaces in San Francisco. [1929-30-LET]
Pierre at the Ritz told M Ed Gollan was from San Francisco, came to Paris 3-4 times a year.
San Quentin San Remo Sans-Gêne Santé
San Quentin. Harold Mitchell showed M a picture of Bessie Mitchell in Kansas with her husband, Steve. He sent her money from St Louis and Kansas for a while after the divorce. Six months later he was in San Quentin for stealing cars. [1949-CHE]
San Remo. The Commodore was currently in the villa he had built in San Remo. [1937-38-not]
Sans-Gêne. Louis said he recognized the owner of the Sans-Gêne and his wife. [1971-IND]
Santé. [Originally located in open countryside, the prison is now inside a quiet and central left bank neighborhood. Under the direction of Baron Haussmann, Charles Marville photographed La Santé in the early days of the 1860s.]
When M reached the Santé he found the policeman on guard gazing at a cat. [1931-GUI]
All four of the suspected villa burglars were in the Santé, in separate cells. [1969-TUE]
M told Louis Mahossier he would probably be detained in the Santé until the preliminary stages of the proceedings were completed. Later he would probably be moved to Fresnes prison until the trial.
Santiago. Picture post-cards, all equally banal whether from Saigon or Santiago - All the best from Henry - Cheerio, Eugène. [1932-POR]
Santoni. Santoni, a Corsican, who was new to the Crime Squad, having spent ten years first in the gaming squad and the vice squad, answered the phone. ... M had never before worked on a case with Santoni. In the little black police car, he was conscious of the powerful smell from the Inspector, a little man who wore high-heeled shoes, used hair oil, and had a big yellow diamond ring, probably paste. [1952-BAN]
At the Roméo that night had been the wedding of Marco Santoni, representative in France of a well-known Italian vermouth, and Jeanine Armenieu of Paris.
Saône. [River, E France, 298 mi. long. Rises in Vosges dept., NE France, flows SSW into Rhone river at Lyons. navigable for 233 mi.]
At the far end of the canal, beyond the Langres plateau, the Saône, Chalon-sur-Saône, Mâcon, Lyon...
Sardine. Maurice Marcia had been the proprieter of the Sardine, a truly Parisian restaurant on the Rue Fontaine. [1971-IND]
Sarkistian, aka Schwartz, aka Levine, wanted by authorities in three countries, was arrested in a village near Orléans.
Sarrat Sarret Sarry
Sarrat. Typo (error) for Sarret in English edition. [1950-MEM]
Sarret. In the space of half a century, there hadn't been more than a score of sensational cases, including the Bonnot case, the Mestorino case, the Landru case, the [Sarrat] case, and a few others.... [1950-MEM]
Sarry. The lock-keeper at Sarry said his dog had barked during the night. Thought the Providence had spent the night at Pogny. [1930-PRO]
Léonard Planchon was nicknamed the 'Saturday caller' at the Quai des Orfèvres.
Saudi Arabia Saud, King
Saudi Arabia. The huge American was wearing cowboy boots, probably from Texas or Arizona. The bartender said he owned oil wells, was leaving tomorrow for Cairo and Saudi Arabia. [1957-VOY]
Saud, King. Twenty member's of King Saud's family were living at the Lausanne-Palace. And delegates to UNESCO, etc. [1957-VOY]
Sauget, Angèle. Angèle Sauget, the concierge at Avenue Junot, attractive, about 45, pleasing figure. The tenants called her Angèle.... Said there were no private phones in the apartments. Two of the tenants had been on the waiting list for one for over a year. [1963-FAN]
The third member of the Motorcycle Gang, Saugier, known as "Squib", wept and denied all knowledge.
Saules, Rue des
Saules, Rue des. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Rue Norvins to Rue Marcadet]
M had come to Nemours the previous evening on a matter of minor importance that had to be settled with Captain Pillement of the gendarmerie, who had been trained at the artillery school in Saumur. [1937-38-noy]
Prince Hubert de V-- had once been a staff officer at the cavalry school of Saumur. Every morning he rode in the Bois de Boulogne. Last week he'd been thrown from his horse, died at 80.
Saussaies, Rue de Saussaies, Rue des
Saussaies, Rue de. The Criminal Investigation Department told M to go ahead with the investigation. Someone from the Rue de Saussaies would arrive later in the day. [1937-38-noy]
Saussaies, Rue des. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré to Rue Cambacérès]
Georges Simenon said that while M had been working for the Rue des Saussaies, not the Quai des Orfèvres at the time of [The Late Monsieur Gallet] [GAL], it wasn't necessary to bother the reader with such details.... M admitted that the Rue des Saussaies men, directly answerable to the Ministry of the Interior, are led more or less inevitably to deal with political problems. [1950-MEM]
M had no right to operate around Maisons-Lafitte, which was outside his jurisdiction. He should have referred the case to the Rue des Saussaies, who would have sent the men of the Sûreté, or he'd have had to call in the police of Seine-et-Oise. [1951-LOG]
M called Nice to speak with Superintendent Bastiani at the Department of Criminal Investigation. Asked him to check on Marcelle Maillant, Mirella Jonker, and if he'd known Lognon when he was at the Rue des Saussaies. He remembered "Inspector Grumpy". [1963-FAN]
There was a little dark restaurant on the Rue de Miromesnil, Au Petit Chaudron, a relic of former days. Some of the older inspectors from the Rue des Saussaies went there regularly.... Lamure had worked on Rue des Saussaies for many years, a former inspector of Criminal Investigation, so he recognized M. [1968-HES]
It was the domain of the Criminal Investigation Department on the Rue des Saussaies. M and Superintendent Grosjean met in "the factory' as the enormous buildings in the Rue des Saussaies were called by the men of the Criminal Police.
Sauvage, Rue du
Sauvage, Rue du. François Keller had married the Merville's daughter, lived in the Rue du Sauvage in Mulhouse. [1962-CLO]
Sauvegrain. The third man at Joseph Mascoulin's table in the Filet de Sole was Sauvegrain, Arthur Nicoud's brother-in-law and associate. Had an office in the Avenue de la République, not far from Nicoud's. [1954-MIN]
Joséphine Papet's nearest neighbor Mme. Sauveur was an elderly woman, very pleasant, well-groomed.
Savile Row. On the stroke of 8 Pietr came out of his room, in a dinner jacket whose classic lines bore the mark of Savile Row. [1929-30-LET]
Mme. What M called Mme. Benoît, the concierge at Cécile Pardon's building. Told M about the tenants. Widow, husband had worked on the railroad.
Savoie. [dept, E France pop. 1968: 288,921.]
That summer they decided to visit Savoie. [1938-ceu]
When Ginette developed TB, M got her into a sanatorium at Savoie while Marcellin was in prison at Fresnes.
Savoie, Hotel de Savoy
Savoie, Hotel de. see: Hotel de Savoie
Savoy. Hotel, London. Inspector Pyke reserved M. a room at the Savoy, 604, opposite Jeanne Debul, who was in 605. The vast lobby overlooked the Thames. A big dining room on one side, which adjoined the lobby and had bay windows overlooking the Thames. Alain Lagrange stole the skeleton keys from a cleaning lady to get into Jeanne Debul's room, where M found him. [1952-REV]
Presumably Aldo de Rocca too stayed at the Hôtel George-V or the Ritz in Paris, the Savoy in London, the Carlton in Cannes, the Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo.
Savoy. [(Savoie) Historical region of SE France and NW Italy, of varying limits, now chiefly in French depts. of Haute-Savoie and Savoie; chief city, Chambéry.]
Scala. Machère said Gérard Piedboeuf was at the Scala, the cinema. [1932-FLA]
Scandinavia. M thought about men like Samuel Meyer. You'd find them as barmen in Scandinavia, gangsters in America, head-waiters in Germany, or wholesalers in Northern Africa. [1932-FOU]
Scarface. Marella warned Le Grand Marcel: Yesterday you went to see Handsome Maria. Don't you know she's Scarface's girl? Scarface had just been arrested by Marella on a drug-trafficking charge. [1970-FOL]
M said he should really present a genealogy of the Schöllers, the Kurts and the Léonards, his wife's family. Anywhere in Alsace between Strasbourg and Mulhouse you can hear speak of them. A Kurt from Scharrachbergheim first, under Napoleon, founded the tradition of Bridges and Highways.
Scharrachbergheim. A Kurt from Scharrachbergheim first, under Napoleon, founded the tradition of Bridges and Highways. [1950-MEM]
Schneider, Éveline. At the fourth house the concierge, bandaging her husband Désiré's hand, which he'd cut taking out the dustbins, recognized Honoré Cuendet's picture, and said his girlfriend, Éveline Schneider, 44, lived on the 5th floor right, for the past 12 years. She was Alsatian, born in Strasbourg. [1961-PAR]
School of Hairdressing and Manicure.
In the Rue Saint-Denis, mezzanine, where Marcel Vivien got his haircuts. The proprieter was M. Joseph.
School of Librarianship School of Mining
School of Librarianship. Émile Ducrau's son was in the School of Librarianship. [1933-ECL]
School of Mining. Germaine Gouin's sister, Antoinette Ollivier, unmarried, lived in the Boulevard Saint-Michel, opposite the School of Mining. [1953-TRO]
Schrameck, Jef. Jef Schrameck was also known as Fred the Clown, and "the acrobat". Born at Riquewihr, Upper Rhine. 63. 15 years or more earlier, not far from Boulevard Saint-Martin, somewhere between Rue de Richelieu and Rue Drouot, he had been spotted in a building, and led the police on an aerial chase, climbing buildings and rooftops, finally arrested in the Rue de la Grange-Batelière. He'd made his debut as a circus performer at an early age, appearing mainly in Germany and Alsace-Loraine. [1952-BAN]
Schwartz. Moss had told Frans Steuvels he was working with a man called Schwartz, known also as Levine at the Rue Lepic, rather fat, very dark.... aka Sarkistian, aka Levine, wanted by authorities in three countries, was arrested in a village near Orléans. [1949-MME]
A single woman, Mme. Schwartz, lived on the fifth floor.
Schweitzer. Mme. Keller thought François Keller had wanted to become a kind of Dr. Schweitzer, taking care of Negroes in the wilds. [1962-CLO]
Schwob, Maurice. Actual name of M. Harris. Started as a buyer in the lingerie dept. at the Grands Magasins du Louvre. 49... Lapointe saw him in the shop, the sort of man you meet around the Place Vendôme or the Champs-Élysées, who might just as easily be in cinema as in exports. Dark hair, touch of silver at the temples, clean-shaven face... Married to a former actress who was kept for a long time and had a lot of money. [1957-SCR]
The child, Jos MacGill, had been put into the care of a Scotchwoman. They left the country to live in Canada, at Saint-Jerôme, where he was brought up.
Scotland Scotland Yard
Scotland. Valentine Besson and her husband traveled to Cannes and Nice, then London, Scotland, Turkey and Egypt. [1949-DAM]
Scotland Yard. M called Scotland Yard and asked them to pick up Stones. But he had left his hotel before they got there. [1929-30-LET]
A telegram from the Belgian police said that Isaac Goldberg was suspected of dealing in stolen jewels, and his trip to France coincided with a jewel robbery in London. They were awaiting a further report from Scotland Yard. [1931-NUI]
Scotland Yard called with the information that the Commodore had not been seen in London for two years. But he had been in Holland, so M contacted Amsterdam, and was waiting for information from the Netherlands Police. [1946-mal]
Hadn't M acted the same way when Inspector Pyke of Scotland Yard had come to visit France two years earlier? Had he often left Pyke at some terrace café, just like a checked umbrella? South Carolina. Just as it happens in cowboy films, M had actually been made a Deputy Sheriff of Tucson. It was the 9th or 10th time. He'd also been made one in 8 or 9 counties of New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina, Texas, and the city of New Orleans. [1949-CHE]
A sergeant from the Yard had arrived, looking embarrassed. [1956-ECH]
At least once in his career M had been forced to work in front of a witness who followed his every move. A certain Inspector Pyke, from Scotland Yard, had obtained permission to follow one of M's cases, and seldom in his life had M felt so awkward. [1958-TEM]
M called Scotland Yard to check with Inspector Pyke, who'd become Chief Inspector Pyke. They'd met in France when Pyke had come to study M's methods. They'd met twice more after that in London, and become good friends. He'd heard of his promotion several months earlier.... Stanley Hobson had been arrested on a tip from Scotland Yard, in connection with jewel thefts in Antibes and Cannes. [1963-FAN]
In a single case, Scotland Yard questioned every single inhabitant of a town of about 200,000. [1967-VIC]
Mrs. Mortimer-Levingston's parents were Scots, emigrated to Florida when she was a child.
Scott, Walter Scribe, Hôtel Scribe, Hôtel
Scott, Walter. [Sir Walter Scott, born Edinburgh, 1771, died Roxburgh, 1832. Scottish writer who is often considered both the inventor and the greatest practitioner of the historical novel. Waverly Novels (1815-16), Rob Roy (1817), Ivanhoe (1819), Quentin Durward (1823).]
Scribe, Hôtel. see: Hôtel Scribe
Scribe, Hôtel. see: Hôtel Scribe
see: Naud, Sébastien
Sébastopol Sébastopol, Boulevard
Sébastopol. M had been in the Vice Squad, known today as the Morals Squad. For only a few months. M had been in charge of the Sébastopol district, which, particularly in the Les Halles area, was frequented by the lowest class of women. [1950-MEM]
Sébastopol, Boulevard. [Paris. 1er, Louvre - 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Avenue Victoria to Boulevard Saint-Denis]
The jacket bore the label of a ready-to-wear shop in the Boulevard Sébastopol. [1947-MOR]
At 20 Fred Alfonsi had done his military service in the Batallions d'Afrique, since at that time he lived off a prostitute on Boulevard Sébastopol, and had already been arrested twice for assault and battery. [1950-PIC]
Monique Thouret's boyfriend, Albert Jorisse, was a salesman in a big bookshop on Boulevard Saint-Michel. Known each other about 4 months and met everyday at the same restaurant on Boulevard Sébastopol. [1952-BAN]
Priollet had said it was a skivvy who'd started picking up men along the Boulevard Sébastopol. A shopkeeper from Béziers had had his pocket picked and he'd given a good enough description to pick up Thérèse in a dancehall in the Rue de Lappe. [1953-ECO]
Mélanie Choichoi remembered a little red car going past the back entrance to the Sébile's, but not when.
Second Empire. The rooms were all furnished more or less in the massive style of the Second Empire. [1969-VIN]
Section Financière. see: Financial Section.
Section Financière. see: Financial Section
Berthe Swaan said her husband was second officer on the Seeteufel of Bremen, owned by a German company, but fitted out by an American company for the "Rum Avenue run," smuggling whisky to the US. Several big companies were floated with American money, some registered in France, some in Holland or Germany.
Segré. The court attendent came out and called for Detective-Sergeant Segré, of the 9th. [1959-ASS]
Seine. [River, N France, 482 mi. long; rises in Côte-d'Or dept., E France; flows NW through Paris and on into the English Channel near Le Havre; navigable for about 350 mi.]
The mist over the Seine began to lift.... They got back to the Seine by way of the Place de la Concorde, and then he went along the Seine, all the way to Moulineaux [Issy-les-Moulineaux]. [1930-31-TET]
Mist had covered the Seine, the last tug had gone by, carrying green and red lights and towing three barges. [1931-NUI]
An almost treacly sunshine oozing through the peaceful streets on the left bank of the Seine. [1931-GUI]
The lock-gates opened. The steamer glided into a canal nearly as wide as the Seine at Paris. [1932-POR]
A bright blue signboard with a picture of a steamboat proclaimed: Au Rendez-Vous des Aigles! Pilotage de la Marne et de la Haute Seine. There was a café on the right.... Émile Ducrau's country house at Samois stood on the Seine, with only the towing path between. [1933-ECL]
It was easy to picture the banks of the Seine at night, below the lock. [1936-pen]
The inn-keeper said unless the bodies were wedged in the car they'd float as far as the Seine. [1937-38-noy]
The windows were open onto the Seine, for it was a splendid June.... M asked if Coudray weren't at the edge of the Seine, a little beyond Corbeil. He knew the area vaguely, for a few years ago he was involved with a murder at the lock at La Citanguette.... The Seine, very broad, descended sluggishly between two wooded hills and made a large loop. [1942-men]
A few miles from Paris M had diverged from the route along the Seine. At Poissy he'd climbed the hill, and suddenly, surrounded by real fields and orchards, was this little isolated community, Jeanneville Estate.... The dance hall where Félicie spent her Sundays was a wooden building overlooking the Seine. The proprietor was an Indian in a sweater who M recognized [Fernand] - he'd been a fairground wrestler and had gotten into trouble with the police. [1942-FEL]
Outside the boundaries of Paris, in the Charenton district, the embankment still bore the name Quai de Bercy. But there were no more trees. Factory chimneys on the other side of the Seine, and on this side warehouses and suburban villas. [1945-pip]
There was a slight haze, like shining steam over the Seine, where strings of boats were sailing past. [1946-pau]
The cool sound of lapping water came from the nearby Seine, and cars were gliding noiselessly from the Rue Royale towards the Champs-Élysées. The luminous sign of Maxim's glowed red in the night. Place de la Concorde.... M looked out the window, where on the other bank of the Seine, where the Quai des Grands-Augustins formed an approach ramp to the Pont Saint-Michel, he could see the narrow front of a homely bistro, into which he'd occasionally gone for a glass of wine. [1947-MOR]
Perhaps they intended to drive him to a more out of the way site, by the banks of the Seine or the Saint-Martin Canal... They stopped at a little riverside inn by the Seine, where Gustave brought them a friture of gudgeon, followed by a coq au vin with beaujolais.... M was in the big Chief's office, the windows open onto the Seine. Tugs, pulling their strings of barges, sounding their hooters before passing under the bridge, lowering their funnels... [1948-PRE]
Georges Simenon said he knew quite well that the Police Judiciaire, part of the Paris Police Headquarters, could only operate withing the limits of Paris, and, in certain cases, the Department of the Seine.... Jacquemain walked with him to the Palais de Justice, the Police Judiciaire, and that night, walking up and down the Seine, talked about his job as a police inspector. [1950-MEM]
As on every morning, at about 9:15 in the office of the Director of the Police Judiciaire, there was the department heads meeting. The windows looked out on a dirty-colored Seine, and the Pont Saint-Michel was windswept. [1953-TRO]
A light, goldish-blue haze was drifting up from the Seine. [1953-ECO]
During the morning meeting M idly contemplated the Seine and the passers-by on the Pont-Michel. M mentioned to Eugène Benoît that since they were outside of the Seine department he was outside his authority, but he handcuffed him anyway. [1954-MIN]
The taxis and buses on the Pont Saint-Michel were going more slowly than usual... one half expected to see steam rising from the Seine.... Marcel Moncin said he'd given the suit with the cigarette burn to a tramp on the Seine. [1955-TEN]
Had the murderer planned to throw the body in the Seine, or some wood on the outskirts of Paris?... They followed the Seine, in the direction of the forest of Fontainebleau. Shortly after Corbeil, M remembered an inn, at Morsang, where he had stayed during one of his cases. By the edge of the Seine, setting eel-traps, M recognized the inn-keeper.... They sat down on a bench on the Quai de Bercy, set facing away from the Seine, looking towards a townscape of wine warehouses. [1956-AMU]
After crossing the bridge they had to go way round before getting back to the Seine, opposite Charenton, because of the one-way streets. On the other side they could see the Halle aux Vins.... M paused for a moment to look out at the cruel grey Seine, the black ants going to and fro across the Pont Saint-Michel. [1958-TEM]
M was standing in front of the window, gazing vaguely at the Seine. [1959-ASS]
Aristide Fumel had used to rush to the morgue every time a body was fished out of the Seine.... In Honoré Cuendet's bookcase was a red-bound, battered copy of the Penal Code, which he must have bought from one of the second-hand book dealers along the Seine or up the Boulevard Saint-Michel, a volume of Zola and one of Tolstoy, and a much-tumbed plan of Paris. [1961-PAR]
Crossing the iron foot-bridge, they had reached the Île Saint-Louis. Lapointe observed that the Seine was still high, as they had a month of rain.... Jef van Houtte said he'd heard a splash, as if someone were falling into the Seine, and seen two men running towards a red Peugeot 403. [1962-CLO]
When Lucas said they'd found Émile Boulay dead he asked, "In Montmartre, in the Seine?"... M called home and asked his wife for the time of the trains to Morsang. It was on the banks of the Seine, a few miles upstream from Corbeil.... M stood looking at the boats gliding along the Seine, the passers-by swarming like ants on the Pont Saint-Michel, as Lucas told him that Jean-Charles Gaillard had hanged himself in his cell. [1962-COL]
It was unlikely Marinette Augier could have gone to the sea, but there were plenty of places on the Seine, the Marne or the Oise she could have gone.... Janvier had Lourtie, Jamin and Lagrume out checking the possible places Marinette Augier might be, one in each district, though all were outside of the Seine district... The view from one side of Mirella Jonker's studio was of rooftops stretching as far as Saint-Ouen. On the other side the sails of the Moulin de la Galette, with almost the whole of Paris in the background, the Champs-Élysées, the Seine... [1963-FAN]
The Seine was dark green, full of blocks of ice drifting slowly along the surface of the water. [1966-NAH]
François Ricain said he'd thrown his gun into the Seine, just below the Pont de Bir-Hakeim.... They followed the riverbank as far as the Pont de Bir-Hakeim, M silently contemplating the Seine. [1966-VOL]
Strings of barges glided slowly along the grey Seine, and the tugs lowered their funnels as the passed under the Pont Saint-Michel.... The only suicide that day had been an old woman who'd asphyxiated herself, out by the Porte d'Orléans. And a man had thrown himself into the Seine, but been saved. [1969-TUE]
Gérard Sabin-Levesque's body had been found in the Seine.
Seine, Boulevard de la Seine-et-Marne
Seine, Boulevard de la. [Neuilly] No. 47b was at the corner of the Boulevard de la Seine and the Rue Maxine-Baès. [1936-lun]
Seine-et-Marne. [dept, N France pop. 1968: 604,340.]
M received a telegram from Nevers that Émile Gallet, commercial traveler from Saint-Fargeau, Seine-et-Marne, had been murdered the night of the 25th-26th in the Hôtel de la Loire, Sancerre. [1930-GAL]
[Former dept. of France, abolished Jan. 1, 1968.Former dept. of France, officially abolished Jan. 1, 1968.]
That was the second time the alarm had been given to the gendarmeries of Seine-et-Oise. [1931-GUI]
M had no right to operate around Maisons-Lafitte, which was outside his jurisdiction. He should have referred the case to the Rue des Saussaies, who would have sent the men of the Sûreté, or he'd have had to call in the police of Seine-et-Oise. [1951-LOG]
As they were in Seine-et-Oise, M had no authority. It would be up to the Versailles police to get a warrant to question the Fleming.
Seine-Inférieure. [dept, N France pop. 1968: 1,113,977. Former name of Seine-Maritime dept.]
The Chief had received a call from the Minister. Charles Besson, who lived at Fécamp, was elected Deputy for the Seine-Inférieure two years ago. His step-mother, Valentine Besson, lived at Étretat.
Seineport. On the other side of Corbeil they took a low-lying narrow road and finally came to Marcel Basso's villa, Mon Loisir, overlooking a stretch of the river between Morsang and Seineport.... The taxi driver told M there was the Vieux Garçon in Morsang, and Chez Marins in Seineport. [1931-GUI]
Eugène Benoît had a fishing cabin outside of Seineport, about 10 miles away. M remembered an inquiry long ago... A little above Corbeil, near a sluice gate. A small village on the Seine. M remembered a small café on the square at Seineport where they could ask. [1954-MIN]
Martine Chapuis said her parents had a little house at Seineport where they spent weekends.
Seine-Port. At the other end of the reach from Le Coudray was the lock at La Citanguette, 8 km higher upstream. The villages of Morsang and Seine-Port were on the opposite bank, a longish way off. [1936-pen]
The call informing M that Bernadette Amorelle had called to see her solicitor, Maître Ballu, had come from Seine-Port, just 5 kilometers from Orsenne. It was from a woman, probably a servant, between 25 and 30.
Seine, Rue de
Seine, Rue de. [Paris. 6e, Luxembourg. from Rue Saint-Sulpice to Quai Malaquais]
Bonfils had gone to see Alain Mazeron in his antique shop. Mazeron had gone to the Rue Drouot to an auction, include some weapons of the Napoleonic period, then a restaurant on the Rue de Seine. [1960-VIE]
Nicole Prieur said she'd gone down Rue de Seine on her way home, and stopped in Chez Désiré, an old-fashioned bistro with a tin bar, to make a call. M had met her there later.... M took a taxi to Rue de Seine and returned to Chez Désiré.
Select. At the corner of the Rue de Berry M heard a whistle from Dufour. He told M Anna Gorskin was in the Select.... Anna Gorskin had walked out of the Select, into No. 52, a dress shop. Had simply walked though the building, which had another entrance at Rue de Berry, and lost Dufour. [1929-30-LET]
Nine Moinard was supposed to have met Raymond Couchet at the Select at 8:00 the night he was murdered.... Roger Couchet told M he had been at the Select at 8:00 the night before, when Couchet was killed.... M went to the Select at apéritif time, and sat not far from the American bar, where the talk was about racing. He showed the Roger's picture and asked if he'd seen him. [1931-OMB]
Sellier, Julien. Léonie Birard had a niece who'd married Julien Sellier, the ironmonger and village policeman.... The doctor said Julien Sellier had came as an apprentice from Waifs and Strays. [1953-ECO]
Boxer Jo remembered that it was on Tuesday that Ferdinand had won on Semiramus.
Sénarclens. Mme. Justine Cuendet was about 50 when she came to Paris. She'd come from Sénarclens, a tiny hamlet in the canton of Vaud, near a village called Cossonay. [1961-PAR]
The Senegalese had been killed in a knife fight in a bistro on Porte d'Italie.
Sengés. Émile Parendon asked M if he had read Sengés, Levy-Valensi, Maxwell, in addition to Henri Ey. [1968-HES]
Sentier. [Paris. 2e, Bourse. from Rue Réaumur to Rue du Sentier. ((métro))]
Maurice Tremblet was supposed to be a cashier at a firm in the Sentier district, on the Rue du Sentier, Couvreur et Bellechasse, dealers in passementerie, gold lace and braid.
Sentier, Rue du
Sentier, Rue du. [Paris. 2e, Bourse. from Rue Réaumur to Boulevard Poissonière]
Jacques Pétillon's mother had been a cashier in a textile firm on Rue du Sentier, had died two years earlier. A few months later he had moved in with Jules Lapie. He was a saxophone player in a nightclub on Rue Pigalle. He lived in a furnished room on the sixth floor of a boarding house in the Rue Lepic, the Hôtel Beauséjour. [1942-FEL]
Serge Madok. see: Madok, Serge
Serre, Guillaume. Boissier found the name on the list where a safe had been installed: Guillaume Serre, dentist, 43b, Rue de la Ferme, Neuilly. Just past the Zoo, a street parallel with Boulevard Richard-Wallace.... Guillaume Serre was taller and heavier than M, pale and sallow, tufts of dark hair sprouting from his nose and ears, bushy eyebrows. [1951-GRA]
Serte, Louise, La.
see: La Serte, Louise
There'd been a knifing on the Rue de Flandre, and the Countess Louise Paverini, née Louise La Serte's attempted suicide.
Sertillange, Father Servan, Rue
Sertillange, Father. Engels, Spinoza, Kierkegaard, St. Augustine, Karl Marx, Father Sertillange, Saint-Simon. Lapointe had made a list of some of the authors of the books in Jules Piquemal's room. [1954-MIN]
Servan, Rue. [Paris. 11e, Popincourt. from Rue de la Roquette to Avenue de la République]
M and Mme M walked to the Bastille after dinner. They walked on Boulevard Beaumarchais, Rue Servan, and finally came back to Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, their much-loved, shabby old apartment. [1970-FOL]
Servantes de Marie. see: Servants of Mary
Servants of Mary. Behind the convent of the Little Sisters of the Poor were the Servants of Mary [Servantes de Marie], and on Rue Vavin, the Ladies of Sion [Dames de Sion], and in the other part, on Rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, the Ladies of St Augustine [Dames Augustines]. [1961-BRA]
Yves Le Pommeret said he and Mostaguen were playing cards at the Admiral Café, with Jean Servières and Dr. Ernest Michoux. A plump little man, editor of the Brest Beacon [Phare de Brest].... Jean Servières introduced himself to M. He said he'd been manager of the Red Cow [la Vache Rousse] in Montmartre, and had worked for the Petit Parisien, Excelsior and the Dispatch. [Dépêche], and he was a close friend of one of M's chiefs, Bertrand, who retired to the country near Nièvre last year.... Jean Servières real name was Jean Goyard, born in Morbihan, occasionally went to Brest or Nantes on a fling.
Sète. [commerical and industrial town, S France, Hérault dept. pop. 1968: 40,576. (formerly Cette) 18 mi. SSW of Montpellieron a strip of land which separates The Étang de Tahu from the Mediterranean.]
Seuret. The hotelkeeper said Valentine Besson had been born there, and he remembered she'd worked for the Seuret sister, who'd kept a pastry shop. One of them was still alive, 92, lived near Valentine. [1949-DAM]
Seuret, Maison. see: Maison Seuret
Sévigné, Marquise de.
Jeanine Armenieu had received boxes of chocolate from the Marquise de Sévigné.
Sévigné, Pavillon Sèvres
Sévigné, Pavillon. see: Pavillon Sévigné
Sèvres. [commune, N France, Hauts-de-Seine dept. pop. 1968: 20,083. on Seine R. 6 mi. SW of Paris.]
Pierre Louchard, 40, homosexual, ran an antique shop on the Rue des Sèvres.
Sexual Perversions Seyne-sur-Mer, La
Sexual Perversions. The book Justin Cavre was reading at Alban Groult-Cotelle's was Sexual Perversions. [1943-CAD]
Seyne-sur-Mer, La. see: La Seyne-sur-Mer M and Marella drove through La Seyne-sur-Mer in Marella's car, and were soon in sight of Sanary Point. [1970-FOL]
Ronald Dexter had found a handbill for J & J, that they had performed before crowned heads of Europe and the Shah of Persia.
Shaw. In New York Harrison and Shaw was David Ward's law firm. [1957-VOY]
Suddenly M flung himself to one side, and flattened himself against a door. There was a muffled explosion and someone made off at full speed in the darkness.
Shubert. Armande Motte asked M if he liked Shubert. [1937-38-not]
Luigi said that he was of Neapolitan origin, not Italian origin. He said Pozzo was Sicilian. It would be like confusing a Corsican with someone from Marseilles.
Sidi-bel-Abbès. [commune, NC Oran dept., NW Algeria, 40 mi. S of Oran. pop. 1966: 86,581; headquarters of the French Foreign Legion until Algerian Independence (1962); founded 1843.]
signs. M made a sign to Lapointe, one of the few secret signs used by plain clothes detectives. Lapointe nodded and went to phone Quai de l'Arsenal to have someone standing by in case the boy ran. [1955-COR]
Simenon and Maigret.
see Simenon and Maigret - In search of the Chief Inspector in Simenon's "intimate texts" (Maigret chez Simenon - A la recherche du commissaire dans les "textes intimes" de Simenon )
by Murielle Wenger
Simenon, Georges Sim, Georges
Simenon, Georges. More than a year later M received an invitation to the Anthropometrical Ball, in the Boule Blanche to launch his series of detective stories. Georges Sim had become Georges Simenon.... And this was the same man who'd taken over 400 pages to tell the story of his own childhood up to the age of 16.... Georges Simenon said he'd changed the names, except for M's and those of two or three colleagues. Place names too, and family relationships between the characters... [1950-MEM]
Sim, Georges. The Chief introduced M to Georges Sim, who said he was a novelist, not a journalist, and wanted to learn about the Police Judiciaire.... The Chief told M that Georges Sim was only 24. [1950-MEM]
March 3, Rue Lepic, a little above the Moulin de la Galette, Joséphine Simmer, born at Mulhouse, midwife, 43, lived on Rue Lamarck, had just delivered a woman at the top of the Butte, stabbed once in the back.
Simon. When Arlette entered the police station at Rue de La Rochefoucauld, there was only Sergeant Simon and a young policeman. Sergeant Simon had lived in the neighborhood 20 years. [1950-PIC]
Someone called out to The Simoun at the lock at Vitry-le-François where some 60 boats were lined up: Your sister-in-law at Chalon-sur-Saône said she'll see you on the Burgundy canal... the Christening can wait... Pierre sends his regards.
Sing Sing. [(Ossining) village, Westchester co., SE New York, on E bank of Hudson R. overlooking Tappan Zee, 30 mi. N of NYC. pop. 1970: 21,659. Sing Sing State Prison (1824). incorporated as village of Sing Sing (1813), name changed 1901.]
House at Nice, owned by Justine, run by Ginette.
Sisley. [Sisley, Alfred (b. Oct. 30, 1839, Paris, Fr.--d. Jan. 29, 1899, Moret-sur-Loing), painter who was one of the creators of French Impressionism. illus: The Seine at Bougival in Winter. 1872.]
Siveschi, Jean. On the 5th floor on the left, a visiting card, Jean Siveschi, was above the bell; Juliette Boynet and Cécile Pardon's was on the right. Hungarian family on the fifth floor. Father's job indeterminate... always carrying books. Mother stayed at home... Two daughters, Nouchi and Potsi. [1940-CEC]
Siveschi, Nouchi. Fifth floor tenants' daughter. 16. skinny.... Although she was thin, with no hips to speak of, her breasts, by contrast, were well-developed and pointed and accentuated by her dress, which was a size too small for her...l Told M she had seen Gérard Pardon enter the building on the night of the murder. [1940-CEC]
Siveschi, Potsi. Fifth floor tenants' daughter. Fat, loafed around half naked. [1940-CEC]
Slav. M said of the area of Pskov, some of the intelligentsia are in favor of German culture, others prefer Slav. Some of the peasants look like Lapps or Kalmuks... there's a whole mass of Jews and part-Jews, who eat garlic and slaughter their livestock differently from the rest. [1929-30-LET]
smell. Every race has its own smell, loathed by other races. [1929-30-LET]
The odor of flowers and burned wax at the butcher's. [1938-ceu]
The quintessence of Paris at daybreak: the fragrance of frothy coffee and hot croissants, spiced with a hint of rum. [1940-CEC]
The smell at the Hôtel Beauséjour reminded M of when he had been about Lapointe's age, in the "Flophouse Squad": dirty washing and sweat, unmade beds, slop pails and food warmed up on spirit lamps. [1949-MME]
The smell of the hotel: It smelt of bouillabaisse and saffron oil, wine, a touch of anis, kitchen odors, garlic, red peppers, oil, saffron.... like all the Marseillais or Provençal restaurants he had eaten in, in Paris and elsewhere. The smell was like a small bar in Cannes, kept by a fat woman, where he had once been on a case and idled away many hours. The smell in the bedroom... was it, as in Brittany, seaweed, which gave off the iodized smell of the sea? [1949-AMI]
M always had a weakness for houses with a distinctive smell. [1961-PAR]
M was sure that the ballistics report would show that it was the Smith & Wesson that had killed Jules Lapie. A professional killer's gun. A quarter of an hour later old M. Gastinne-Renette confirmed his theory. [1942-FEL]
When M had spent several weeks in the US at the invitation of the FBI, they had presented him with a revolver, a Smith & Wesson .45 special, with short barrel and highly sensitive trigger mechanism, and his name engraved on it: 'To J.-J. Maigret, from his FBI friends.' [1952-REV]
Sneek. [Commune, Friesland prov., N Netherlands, 14 mi. SSW of Leeuwarden. po. 1970: 26,244.]
snow. The snow was falling fairly hard now. M was disappointed to see it melting on the pavement. [1961-PAR]
After three very cold days it had started snowing again. [1966-NAH]
snow. Lavatory attendants were hastily concealing little envelopes of snow. [1942-FEL]
Frans Steuvels had a bank account at the Rue Saint-Antoine branch of the Société Générale.
Société Générale. A man named Jaminet, a bookmaker, had presented a check at the Brussels office of the Société Générale, for 280,000 francs. [1939-MAJ]
Five detectives, some of whom belonged to the Vice Squad, the part known as the Society Section, were among the crowd in the courtroom.
Sofia. When Germaine Laboine was around 30, before the war, she made her round of Near East clubs, Bucharest, Sofia, Alexandria. Several years in Cairo, even Abyssinia. [1954-JEU]
Soho. Pyke was checking further with some of his men in Soho about Stanley Hobson. [1963-FAN]
Solange Lognon. see: Lognon, Solange
Solange Lorris. see: Lorris, Solange
Solange Pardon. see: Pardon, Solange
see: Le Soleil
Solférino Solférino Solférino, Rue de
Solférino. M went into a café next to the métro Solférino. [1972-CHA]
Solférino. The second tailor was Polish, on the Rue Vaneau. He'd made a suit for Marcel Moncin, who lived at 228 bis Boulevard Saint-Germain, near the Solférino métro station. He called M from the Café Solférino. [1955-TEN]
Solférino, Rue de. [Paris. 7e, Palais-Bourbon. from Quai Anatole-France to Rue Saint-Dominique]
François Paré had met Joséphine Papet at a brasserie on the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Rue de Solférino. She'd borrowed his pen. Eventually she introduced Léon Florentin to him as her brother, Léon Papet, an engineer.
Sologne. [Plateau region, central France, about 2,000 sq. mi.; a marshy district, now largely reclaimed and used for agriculture.]
A newspaper reported that Arthur Nicoud had been away at his hunting lodge in Sologne. When the police went to talk with him, he had left the night before for Brussels, where he occupied a luxurious suite in the Hôtel Metropole. Two inspectors from the Rue des Saussaies went to Brussels to interview him. [1954-MIN]
Mme M said the Gérard Batilles had a château in Sologne, and a yacht at Cannes.
Somme. [River, N France, 152 mi. long; rises near Saint-Quentin in Aisne dept, flows W to Amiens and NW past Abbeville into the English Channel]
Dr Pardon told M what Vivier said about François Mélan. He came from a poor and humble family, his father a day laborer in a village on the Somme.
Song of Solveig
Song of Solveig. [from "Peer Gynt," five-act verse play by Henrik Ibsen, published in Norwegian in 1867 and produced in 1876. The title character, based on a legendary Norwegian folk hero, is a rogue who is saved by the love of a woman. He embarks on a series of fantastic voyages around the world, finding wealth and fame but never happiness. Finally, as an old, disillusioned man, he returns to Norway, where Solveig, ever faithful, welcomes him lovingly, and he is redeemed. "Winter may flee, beloved spring may unfold / I await you here, my love, until my dying day."]
Sonia Lipchitz. see: Lipchitz, Sonia
Sophie Le Gal. see: Le Gal, Sophie
see: Ricain, Sophie
Sorbonne. [The University of Paris, since 1896. The institution of theology, science and literature founded by Robert de Sorbon in 1252. In 1808 the buildings, erected by Richelieu in the 17th century, were given to the University, and a great scheme of reconstruction was carried out in 1885. Latin Quarter, Cluny-La Sorbonne (métro), 47 rue des Écoles.]
M. Sorel was one of the oldest artists on the Butte Montmartre in Montmartre, a sculptor. He said he'd seen them come and go, starting with Picasso.
Sotheby's. Manessi said Norris Jonker attended art sales at Hôtel Drouot, Gallièra, Sotheby's and New York. [1963-FAN]
sou. Guinguette à Deux Sous [1931-GUI]
Félicie had worked at Chez Arsène, where she was housed in the attic; she'd been dismissed for taking a few sous from the till... Félicie had picked up her Ciné-Journal, and bought a paperback novel for 25 sous.
Source, La Soustelle South Africa South America
Source, La. see: La Source A man who'd been a waiter at La Source in Ernest Malik's student days said Malik made his living playing poker. [1945-FAC]
Soustelle. One of Mme. Leroy's former lodgers had been a clerk at Soustelle's, the wholesale wine merchants. [1945-pip]
South Africa. Mrs. Muriel Britt was a widow with a son in South Africa, and a married daughter living somewhere along the Suez Canal. [1956-ECH]
South America. It was easy to imagine Conrad Popinga looking at Oosting's boat and envisioning the crew on leave in every South American port, or at the Dutch liner home from China. [1931-HOL]
In the maisons speciales of South America it was French girls who formed the quality. Their purveyors worked in Paris in the Grands Boulevards . But the rank and file came from the East of Europe. [1932-FOU]
"Have you heard that the house on Rue d'Antin is up for sale? Dédé has had some trouble and he's leaving next week for South America." Comment addressed to M. Charles Dandurand. He'd told Juliette Boynet about it and she'd bought it. [1940-CEC]
Adrien Josset's idea had been to catch a plane, any plane, at Orly. It might take him to the other end of Europe or to South America... A sailor who spent a lot of time commuting to South America and Central America on cargo boats offered some information to M about Popaul, who'd used to hang out in the Bastille district. Said he'd met him in Venezuela and he'd claimed he'd killed Christine Josset. [1959-CON]
M said that Aristide Fumel's wife was in South America, remarried with a batch of kids.... Honoré Cuendet's sister, Laurence Cuendet, had been sent to Geneva as a barmaid, had married someone, perhaps a translator, from UNESCO, and gone to South America with him. [1961-PAR]
On the first floor, on the right, was the Aresco apartment. There were six of them, all dark and overweight. They had business interests in South America and owned a house in Switzerland.... South America. Someone came in and gave the name Aresco, that of the South American tenants on the first floor.... Torrence said a Spanish or South American looking girl, naked, had opened the door when he and the locksmith were checking the locks on the sixth floor, the Aresco's maid. Her name was Dolores.... Philippe de Lancieux told his sister he needed money to get a ship to South America. [1961-BRA]
Oscar Coutant told M that Nicole Prieur was in what they called the Étoile set, drove to school in Jaguars and Ferraris. Most of the group lived near the Arc de Triomphe, Avenue Foch, and so on. Martinez, the son of a South American ambassador drove an open blue Ferrari. [1964-DEF]
Walter Lampson's yacht was the Southern Cross, painted white. He said he always lived on it, in France, England, sometimes Italy.
Southern Pacific South Sea South Seas Sovrino's Bank
Southern Pacific. Elias Hansen of the Southern Pacific, whose job was to investigate accidents, took the stand. [1949-CHE]
South Sea. Beetje Liewens said Liesbeth Popinga would like to see her spend her time making clothes for South Sea islanders. [1931-HOL]
South Seas. No one knew how the Commodore met his end. Had he spent his reclining years basking on some South Seas isle? [1961-PAR]
Sovrino's Bank. Henri Gallet worked at Sovrino's Bank, 117 Boulevard Beaumarchais. [1930-GAL]
Spa. [commune, Liège prov., E Belgium. pop. 1969: 9487. medicinal mineral springs.]
[one of a body of native Algerian cavalry in the French service.] Motte said he'd done his military service at Orange, with spahis. Incredible to think he'd worn the gorgeous uniform of the Algerian calvary and pranced about the streets of Orange on an Arab charger!
Spain. Pietr had been arrested twice, once at Wiesbaden, for fraud of half a million marks from a Munich wholesaler, once at Madrid, similarly, with a prominent member of Spanish court society.... Pietr had had his brother become a forger. Had cashed the checks in Switzerland, Holland, even once in Spain. [1929-30-LET]
When he had been on the beat, M had known all the pickpockets by sight, not just those from Paris, but those who came from Spain or London for the big fairs or festivals.
Spain, King of
Spain, King of. For a week the Criminal Police had been receiving notes that the King of Spain would arrived in Paris on the 27th (June 27, 1930), calling attention to the necessary precautions. [1930-GAL]
Spaniard. A German was speaking English with an American, while a Norwegian was using at least three languages to make himself understood to a Spaniard [in the American bar at the Coupole]. [1930-31-TET]
Spanish. Walter Lampson introduced his friend, Willy Marco. M, noting his obvious Jewish features, asked if he was Spanish. "Greek on my father's side, Hungarian on my mother's." was the answer.... Hortense Canelle asked if she could bring Jean Liberge some Spanish grapes, or champagne. [1930-PRO]
They were in a big building constructed in the Spanish style. [1949-CHE]
Torrence said a Spanish or South American looking girl, naked, had opened the door when he and the locksmith were checking the locks on the sixth floor, the Aresco's maid. Her name was Dolores. [1961-BRA]
Mme. Blanche said her maid was Spanish, hardly spoke any French.
Special Bookshop. Eugène Labri was not an old offender. He was a Frenchman, born in Cairo or Port Said, about 45, fat, with dark brilliant eyes, obsequious. He was the owner of the 'Special Bookshop'. Between a pork butcher's and a hairdresser's. [Librairie Spéciale] [1936-err]
Spencer Oats. see: Oats, Spencer
One of the "transient" members of Stan the Killer's gang they nicknamed Spinach, because he wore a spinach-colored hat. He went out chiefly at night, sometimes worked opeing the doors at some Montmartre nightclub.
Spinoza. Engels, Spinoza, Kierkegaard, St. Augustine, Karl Marx, Father Sertillange, Saint-Simon. Lapointe had made a list of some of the authors of the books in Jules Piquemal's room. [1954-MIN]
Sporting. [Monte Carlo] Joseph Van Meulen had reserved a table that evening at the Sporting Club. [1957-VOY]
Sporting Club. Torrence was able to find that Ernest Malik went to the Haussmann Club and the Sporting Club, and that he was a first-class poker player, as a student one of the best in the Latin Quarter. [1945-FAC]
Square d'Avroy. [Liège] The fog had cleared, leaving beads of frost in the Square d'Avroy which M was crossing. [1930-31-PHO]
Squib. see: Saugier
Stalingrad, Quai de. Le Grand Marcel was packing for Toulon. Said he could be reached there c/o Bob, Bar de l'Amiral. Quai de Stalingrad. [1970-FOL]
Stamboul. see: Istanbul
stamp. see Simenon/Maigret on Postage Stamps
Samuel Meyer had had a business in Algiers, as a postage-stamp dealer, which was a cover for supplying false passports, immigration papers, and labor permits. ... M imagined a letter from Samuel Meyer. "To Mr. N.A. Levy, Bucharest . I am dispatching 200 rare stamps of Jugoslavia, Rumania and other countries... I hope to shortly find the Greek ones you were asking about." Of course, they wouldn't be postage stamps... [1932-FOU]
Stan. One of the newspapers had mentioned the case -- that the Polish gangsters, including Stan the Killer, are at present in Paris.... At 18 Stéphanie Polintskaïa was already known to the Warsaw police. She had been married to Michael Ozep, and cut the throat of their child. Known in her group as Stan. [1937-38-sta]
In October of the previous winter a Pole, Stan the Killer, who had attacked a number of farms in the north of France, had holed up in a small hotel at the corner of the Rue de Birague and the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antone. He'd shot down the two policemen outside, and had then shot himself. [1946-mal]
see: Hobson, Stanley
Stanislas. [Founded in 1804, Collège Stanislas (22 rue Notre-Dame des Champs 75006 Paris, not far from the Luxembourg Gardens on the Left Bank) is a private school for studies from college (age 11-15), through lycée (3 years preparation for the baccalaureat), and after the bac, classe préparatoire (2 or 3 years to prepare the competitive examination for French Engineering schools like Polytechnique or École Normale Supérieure). Famous personages who attended the school include Edmond Rostand, Georges Guynemer, Anatole France, Claude Simon, Henry Gouraud, and, most notably, Charles de Gaulle. The school was rebuilt in 1967.]
Stanley Hobson. see: Hobson, Stanley
Star. It was like a sort of game the reporter of the Star only had to add the titilating headlines to. [1949-CHE]
Mme. Aubain-Vasconcelos's husband had been a State Councillor, and she'd had herself introduced by a Minister who had telephoned the Chief of Police Headquarters personally.
Station Police Statue of Liberty
Station Police. M had spent two of the grimmest years of his life in the Station Police office, and he knew every aspect of it. [1952-REV]
Statue of Liberty. Even now, only a few cable lengths from the Statue of Liberty, a strong swell rocked the ship. [1946-NEW]
statue of Maigret. see Maigret in Delfzijl - photo essay by Joe Richards
Doctor in the Place Denfert-Rochereau, neurologist. Xavier Marton told M he'd been to see him to see if he were in fact mad, but he found nothing wrong. M called Steiner after Marton left; Steiner told M Marton's last name, and that he'd been to visit three weeks earlier, on the 21 of December.... Dr Pardon knew him vaguely at the Medical School, roughly the same age. One of the most brilliant men of his generation. He was first a houseman, then a registrar at Sainte-Anne. Next he passed his aggrégation, and he might have been expected to be one of the youngest professors. During the war he refused to wear the yellow star, claiming he hadn't a drop of Jewish blood. The Germans proved him wrong and sent him to a concentration camp. The Faculty contains a certain number of Jewish professors.
Steinlen. [Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, French cartoonist, born at Lausanne, 1859-1923; interpreted popular types.]
The maid at Désiré Campois' told M he was sailing to Norway for six weeks on the Stella Polaris.
Stendahl. [Stendahl, pseudonym of Marie-Henri Beyle, born Grenoble, Fr., 1783, died Paris, 1842. One of the most original and complex French writers of the first half of the 19th century, chiefly known for the masterpieces Le Rouge et le noir (1830, The Red and the Black), and La Chartreuse de Parme, (1839, The Charterhouse of Parma).]
Stéphane. It had happened between two Poles, in a hovel near the Porte d'Italie. A laborer who spoke bad French, a wretched puny man called Stéphane, with an unpronouncable last name, lived there with a woman and four small children. The woman was the wife of Majewski, who'd been a farm laborer on farms in the north. The two eldest children were Majewski's. Stéphane said Majewski had given him his wife... sold her to him. Majewski had come back, and during the night Stéphane had stabbed him and the wife. [1961-BRA]
Stéphane Bleustein. see: Bleustein, Stéphane
Stéphane Louceck. see: Louceck, Stéphane
Stéphanie Polintskaïa. see: Polintskaïa, Stéphanie
Stephan Strevzki. see: Strevzki, Stephan
Steuvels, Fernande. Wife of the bookbinder. Had come to Paris from Concarneau, as a domestic servant, and been on the streets for several years on the Boulevard Sébastopol. 36, had been living with Frans Steuvels for ten years. Three years earlier, for no apparent reason, they'd been married at the town hall of the 3rd Arrondissement. Her crippled mother lived in Concarneau with her other daughter Louise and her husband. Fernande has received a false telegram from Louise, calling her away to Concarneau. [1949-MME]
Steuvels, Frans. Bookbinder in the Rue de Turenne. An anonymous note in the police mailbox had said "The bookbinder in the Rue de Turenne has burnt a body in his furnace." About 45, from Flanders, had lived in France more than 25 years. Redhaired, pockmarked, blue eyes, gentle expression.... Steuvels had left Belgium at the age of 18 and never been back.... Never knew his father. Brought up by an uncle, who placed him in a charity institution when he was young, where he learned bookbinding. [1949-MME]
Harold Mitchell showed M a picture of Bessie Mitchell in Kansas with her husband, Steve. He sent her money from St Louis and Kansas for a while after the divorce. Six months later he was in San Quentin for stealing cars.
Stevenson. [Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1894. The story referred to in GAL is "The Beach of Falesà," a long story by RLS first published as "Uma" in 1892 and collected in "Island Nights' Entertainments" (1893).]
Stieb, Roger. Moers had the results of the paraffin test. It had shown positive for Roger Stieb, a Czechoslovak refugee who had worked for a long time in the same factory as Joseph Raison, on the Quai de Javel. Tall, fair-haired, the most docile of the lot, he was the gang's killer [1961-PAR]
Stiernet, Théo. Théo Stiernet had killed his grandmother, Joséphine Ménard. Plump, flabby, round face, almost no chin, protruding eyes, thick red lips. His father was in an asylum in Bicétre. [1969-VIN]
A Mr. Stillwell was paged in English to go to the Pan American ticket office.
St Louis. Harold Mitchell showed M a picture of Bessie Mitchell in Kansas with her husband, Steve. He sent her money from St Louis and Kansas for a while after the divorce. Six months later he was in San Quentin for stealing cars. [1949-CHE]
Stock Exchange. In Paris a government made pronouncements in the Chambers, and hundreds of thousands of Frenchman worried about the Stock Exchange prices. [1938-owe]
Francine Josselin said her husband never speculated in the Stock Exchange, had a horror of speculative investment. Said she'd never seen a National Lottery ticket in the house.
Stockholm. Edna Reichberg's father was a paper manufacturer in Stockholm. [1930-31-TET]
Mortimer-Levingston's private secretary. Had been in London for a week at the Victoria Hotel when Mortimer-Levingston was killed.
Stork. The Stork case. Nobody at the Quai des Orfèvres would have thought that the Stork case had any element of danger in it. Five days earlier, at 2:30 am, two men, Émile Paulus and Jef Van Damme, had gone to a small nightclub, "The Stork" in the Rue Campagne-Première, in Montparnasse, just as it was closing, their faces covered with black masks. One of them had a revolver in his hand. The only people left had been the owner, a boy called Angelo, and the cloakroom girl. They went off with the night's takings in a black car. [1951-MEU]
Stork. M told Ricain he'd have Janvier put him up at the Stork, a small hotel on the Île Saint-Louis.... Opposite the Stork was a bistrot surround by piles of wood and sacks of coal. M had know the proprieter of the Stork for 30 years, almost all the customers regulars from eastern France, since the owner was from Alsace. François Ricain was on the 4th floor, #43. [1966-VOL]
stove. M had the impression that the iron stove which stood in the middle of his office, with its thick black pipe sloping up to the ceiling, was not roaring as loudly as it should. He adjusted the damper and threw in three shovelfuls of coal. ... With a parting glance at his stove, which looked about to blow up, M called out to Jean "Don't forget my fire, will you," and began to descend the stairs. [1929-30-LET]
From time to time M got up to stoke the fire in the stove.... M loathed central heating, had insisted on its being done away with in his own office, replaced by a proper old-fashioned stove. [1930-31-TET]
M put some more coke in the stove while he went on talking. [1931-NUI]
M stirred up the fire. All the other offices had central heating, which he loathed, and he had managed to keep the old iron stove that had been there for twenty years. [1939-MAJ]
When they had put in central heating at the Quai des Orfèvres, M had sought and obtained permission to keep his anthracite stove. if it was as cold as this tomorrow he would have to give orders to have it lit. [1940-CEC]
Three times M had poked his stove, the last remaining one at Police Headquarters, which he had had such a struggle to keep when the central heating had been installed at the Quai des Orfèvres. [1947-MOR]
Three times already the young secretary had gotten up to stoke the stove. He would later have a similar one at the Quai des Orfèvres, and when the central heating was installed at Police Headquarters, Chief-Divisional-Inspector Maigret, chief of the special squad, would manage to have it kept in his office. [1948-PRE]
Despite the mildness of the weather, M filled to the brim the only coal stove still in existence at the QDO, which he had had such a hard time keeping when central heating had been installed. [1949-MME]
As much as M missed his old stove when he got a modern office, he never would have requested to keep the old one. [1950-MEM]
M poked the fire in his stove. [1952-BAN]
The radiators in the offices were burning hot. If M still had his stove, which had been left long after the central heating had been installed, but which had finally been removed, he would have been up from time to time stoking it. [1957-SCR]
M had persuaded the administration to leave him a stove after the central heating was put in.
Strasbourg. [industrial and commercial city, NE France, capital, Bas-Rhin dept. pop. 1968: 249,396. on the Ill R. about 2 mi. W of its confluence with the Rhine, 83 mi. SE of Metz. Important transportation center and major river port.]
The station staff remembered Hélène Lange had gone to Strasbourg, Brest, Carcassonne, Dieppe, Lyon, Nancy, Montélimar, always a fairly large town.
Strasbourg, Boulevard de
Strasbourg, Boulevard de. [Paris. 10e, Entrepôt. from Boulevard Saint-Denis to Rue de Strasbourg]
Strevzki, Dora. Through a concierge they'd finally identified their man. Stephan Strevzki, 34, born in Warsaw, living in France 3 years, married to a Hungarian named Dora. They lived in a 12,000-franc flat in Passy, 17 Rue de la Pompe. [1939-hom]
Through a concierge they'd finally identified their man. Stephan Strevzki, 34, born in Warsaw, living in France 3 years, married to a Hungarian named Dora Strevzki. They lived in a 12,000-franc flat in Passy, 17 Rue de la Pompe.
Strogoff, Michael. see: Michael Strogoff
Strowitz, Ernst. "Ernst Strowitz, sentenced in absentia by the Court of Caen for the murder of a farmer's wife on the Bénouville road..." M read from a wanted list in a police journal on his desk. [1931-OMB]
Stuart, James. James Stuart lived on the fifth floor right at Aline's. Englishman, bachelor. Frequent visits to Cannes, Monte Carlo, Deauville, Biarritz and the Swiss resorts in the winter. Had lived in the building two years. Previous tenant an Armenian carpet dealer. [1965-PAT]
see: Wilton, Stuart
Stuttgart. [Industrial city, capital of Baden-Würtemmberg, Germany, on Neckar river 38 mi. ESE of Karlsruhe. pop. 1970: 633,158.]
submarine. [The newly built HMS/M Thetis was launched on June 1, 1939 in Liverpool Bay, and sank immediately to a depth of only 140 feet the bow imbedded in mud, the stern still visible above the surface. Despite 36 hours of rescue attempts, only four were saved. 99 lives were lost.]
The man's silence reminded M of a submarine disaster the world had witnessed, so to speak, thanks to the radio. [1947-MOR]
Suchet, Boulevard. [Paris. 16e, Passy. from Place de Colombie to Place de Pte. d'Auteuil]
Valentine Besson only had a daughter, Arlette Sudre, married to a dentist, Julien Sudre. The two sons were from her husband's first marriage.
Suez Canal. M imagined Gina Martini leaving a trail of musk down the Suez Canal. [1932-LIB]
Mrs. Muriel Britt was a widow with a son in South Africa, and a married daughter living somewhere along the Suez Canal.
suicide Sully, Pont de
suicide. [Suicide (+ M present)
Sully, Pont de. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville - 5e, Panthéon. from Quai Henri-IV to Quai Saint-Bernard]
There were cars all along the embankments from the Pont Louis-Philippe to the Pont de Sully, and others were parked on the other side of the island on the Quai de Béthune and the Quai d'Orléans.
Sully-sur-Loire Sun King Suresnes
Sully-sur-Loire. Jeanne Chabut said they had a weekend house at Sully-sur-Loire, and a summer place at Cannes. [1969-VIN]
Sun King. [Louis XIV, called "Louis the Great" [Louis le grand], "Louis the Grand Monarch" [Louis le grand monarque], or "The Sun King" [le roi soleil]; (b. Sept. 5, 1638, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Fr.--d. Sept. 1, 1715, Versailles), king of France (1643-1715) who ruled his country, principally from his great palace at Versailles, during one of its most brilliant periods and who remains the symbol of absolute monarchy of the classical age.]
Suresnes. [manufacturing commune, N France, Hauts-de-Seine dept. pop. 1968: 40,616. W suburb of Paris on the Seine R.]
Sûreté. A coded telegram from Interpol read, To Sûreté Générale, Paris. [1929-30-LET]
M received a telegram from the Sûreté Générale in Paris, that Jean Goyard, alias Jean Servières, was arrested Monday night at the Hôtel Bellevue, Rue Lepic. Had arrived on the 6:00 pm train from Brest. [1931-JAU]
For no reason M's mind suddenly went to the recent amalgamation of the Police Judiciaire and the Sûreté Générale, with its attendant disruption which... had caused him to be shunted off to Luçon. [1940-JUG]
There was no question of going straight into the Sûreté - he spent seven or eight months in uniform. He had a bicycle and got to know Paris, threading his way between carriages and double-decker buses, horse-drawn, frightening when they were tearing down from Montmartre.... An old tradition of the Paris police... the memoirs of Macé and those of the great Goron, each in his time the chief of what was then called the Sûreté. Vidocq was the most illustrious of them all, but unfortunately he left no recollections written by himself to compare with those by novelists, often using his own name, or in the case of Balzac, the name Vautrin. [1950-MEM]
M had no right to operate around Maisons-Lafitte, which was outside his jurisdiction. He should have referred the case to the Rue des Saussaies, who would have sent the men of the Sûreté, or he'd have had to call in the police of Seine-et-Oise. [1951-LOG]
There had been an incident in the Sûreté Générale, of the Rue des Saussaies... the son of a Deputy had made a violent attack on an inspector... the Sûreté had been forced to admit that it had been making inquiries about the young man. [1957-SCR]
The chief inspector in charge of the Toulons Flying Squad was Blanc, about the same age as M. They knew each other well, because Blanc had been at the Quai des Orfèvres before he'd been in the national crime-force [Sûreté]. [1959-ASS]
Superintendent Buffet, and old colleague from the 'other branch', the Sûreté Nationale, taller, broader, and more thick-set than M, with a red face and sleepy-looking eyes - yet one of the most efficient men on the force. [1961-PAR]
As a young policeman, newly appointed to the Police Judiciaire, which Parisiens still called the Sûreté, M had belong to the Public Highways Squad, and walked the streets of Paris from morning to night.
Sûreté Nationale. M called the Sûreté Nationale in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes. [1940-JUG]
Aline Calas called her husband "Calas", by his surname, as country women and shopkeepers wives often call their husbands.
Sussex. Pyke said he usually spent his holidays at Sussex. He once went to Egypt though. [1949-AMI]
Suzanne Verdier. see: Verdier, Suzanne
Suzy. Willy Marco said the two girls had been Suzy [Suzanne Verdier], and Lia [Lia Lauwenstein], at the Coupole every night, lived in a hotel at the corner of the Rue de la Grande-Chaumière. [1930-PRO]
Swaan, Berthe. Hans [Hans Johansson] moved to Le Havre, where he met Berthe, who married Pietr and became Mme. Swaan. Mme. Swaan lived at Fécamp. Had a villa on the cliff, five minutes walk from the Casino. At the time of the photo she'd been the receptionist at the Railway Hotel, opposite the station. She was an orphan from a nearby village, Les Loges. Married a foreign guest. Husband hardly ever in Fécamp, first arrived soon after the war. Medium height, rather plump, with a pretty, serious face. [1929-30-LET]
Swaan, Olaf. M. One of the aliases of Pietr (the Lett) Claimed to be Norwegian. Arrived in Fécamp soon after the war, when the Newfoundland Fisheries were being restarted after a 5-year layoff. Rumor was he was a German spy, but was actually a sailor, second officer of a German merchant vessel. Two children, little girl of three and a baby a few months old. Actually, Pietr. [1929-30-LET]
Germaine Devon had been taking care of another Swede, a M. Stilberg, who'd died a year before.
Sweden. In the boarding house were other women like Maria Van Aerts, from England, Sweden, America. [1951-GRA]
The furrier said that in cold countries, Canada, Sweden, Norway, the north of the US, wild-cat coats were still sometimes worn.
Sweden, King of
Sweden, King of. Raymonde said the cook at Ernest Malik's had been the cook for the King of Norway or the King of Sweden. [1945-FAC]
Swedish. A Russian from Archangel had come into the seedy bar at Fécamp the week before, off a Swedish three master, the bartender told Pietr, who M had followed from Berthe Swaan's. ... M asked Mme. Berthe Swaan if her husband was Swedish. She said he was Norwegian. [1929-30-LET]
swimming. M could not swim, which was one of the reasons they always went to the country, rather than the beach, for their vacation. Mme M joked that he might find time for a dip at La Baule. [1971-SEU]
Pierre Nahour had opened a Swiss branch of his father's bank, the Comptoir Libonais, in the Avenue du Rhône in Geneva.
Swissair. Louise Paverini had caught the Swissair plane for Geneva on arrival at Nice. [1957-VOY]
M told Janvier to call Orly and see if the plane that arrived soon after eleven was an Air France or a Swissair.
Switzerland. Pietr had had his brother become a forger. Had cashed the checks in Switzerland, Holland, even once in Spain. [1929-30-LET]
Alfred Moss had been prosecuted first in London, where he claimed to be Swiss. A jewel case had disappeared from the room of an American lady who'd called him to interpret a letter she'd received from Germany.... Two years earlier the Krynkers had gotten a divorce in Switzerland, since divorce is impossible in Italy. [1949-MME]
Langlois from the Fraud Squad recognized the name Lorilleux, who had been seen frequently crossing the boarder into Switzerland, during the gold smuggling wave.... Lorilleux's visits to Loraine Martin coincided with his visits to Switzerland. [1950-noe]
John Arnold started to explain about David Ward in Switzerland, near Montreux.... Muriel Ward's daughter boarded at a school with American, English, Dutch and German girls from wealthy families. There were many such schools in Switzerland. [1957-VOY]
Sydney. The Browns were the biggest wool people in Australia. One in Sydney took care of the shipping. [1932-LIB]
Sylvie. 21. Sylvie had the pale complexion of a Southerner, with large eyes that glared at M mistrustfully.... She was scantily covered by a dressing gown. The whole of one breast was visible, but nobody seemed to take any notice... under her dressing gown she hadn't a stitch of clothing on... under her white silk blouse her little breasts looked more than attractive - yet M had been staring at them previously without the smallest concern.... Had come from Paris. [1932-LIB]
Asked if she knew an abortionist, a prostitute said she only knew a midwife, Sylvie. [1951-LOG]
Antoinette Lesourd, called Sylvie, had met Léonard Planchon at a brasserie on the Rue Lepic. Had been married, and had a daughter. In the summer she'd worked in Cannes, because the American fleet had been in. Came back to Paris in September, and had met Planchon in October. She usually used a hotel on the Rue Lepic. She walked Planchon home the night he was murdered, when he was too drunk to stand. [1962-CLI]
On the right was the Boulevard de la Croisette, looking just like the watercolors which the Syndicat d'Initiative used to illustrate their pamphlets boosting Cannes.
Syria. Joséphine Beausoleil said she'd gone on tour in Italy, Turkey, Syria and Egypt. [1932-FOU]
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